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       Title: Biscochitos
  Categories: Polkadot, Lisa, Cookies
       Yield: 4 Dozen
  
       3 c  All-purpose flour
       2 ts Anise seed
     1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 c  Shortening or butter
     3/4 c  Sugar, divided
       1    Egg
     1/4 c  Orange juice
       2 ts Ground cinnamon
  
   Preheat oven to 350F.
   
   Combine flour, anise seed, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl; set
   aside.  Beat shortening in large bowl of electric mixer on medium
   speed until creamy.  And 1/2 cup sugar; beat until fluffy. Blend in
   egg. Gradually add flour mixture alternately with orange juice,
   mixing well after each addition.
   
   Divide dough in half; roll out one portion at a time on lightly
   floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness; cover remaining dough to
   prevent drying. Cut out cookies with fancy cookie cutters 2 to 2 1/2
   inches in diameter. While cutting cookies, add scraps to remaining
   dough.  If dough becomes too soft to handle, refrigerate briefly.
   
   Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. To prepare
   cinnamon topping, combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon;
   lightly sprinkle over cookies.
   
   bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on
   racks, then store in airtight container.
   
   Makes 4 to 5 dozen cookies.
   
   From “Favorite Brand Name Cookie Collection”
   
   * The Polka Dot Palace BBS 1-201-822-3627.  Posted by LISA
  
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