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       Title: Springerle (Molded Christmas Cookies)
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 12 servings
  
       4 lg Eggs
       2 c  Sugar
       1 ts Anise extract
   4 1/2 c  Sifted cake flour
  
        Beat eggs until very light and fluffy.  Gradually add sugar; beat for
   15 minutes.  DO NOT underbeat.  Fold in anise extract and flour. Roll dough
   3/8-inch thick. Thoroughly flour springerle mold or rolling pin. Press
   molds firmly to dough.  Cut cookies apart and place on greased and floured
   cookie sheet.  Let dry overnight at room temperture, covered with paper
   towels, or uncovered.
   
       Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Place cookies in oven and immediately
   reduce temperature to 300 degrees F.  Bake for 15 minutes. Cookies should
   not brown. Store cookies 2 to 3 weeks to mellow flavor. These cookies are
   very hard and may be used for dunking in coffee, tee or cocoa. For
   Christmas, paint designs with egg yolk colored with food coloring. Makes 6
   dozen.
  
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