1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons anise seed
Heat oven to 325. Beat sugar and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed about 5 minutes or until thick and lemon colored.
Stir in flour and anise seed.
Roll half of dough at a time 1/4 inch thick on floured cloth-covered surface. Roll well-floured springerle rolling pin over dough to emboss with designs. Cut out cookies around designs.
Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.