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At Christmas time my aunt would make these and us kids would fill our pockets and eat them at play. These are dime size, hard and crunchy. This is a large recipe and makes several ice cream pails full.
- Mix as cookie dough.
- Roll into thin ropes about the size of your pointer finger and cut into 3/4" lengths.
- You may want to freeze the ropes so as to make it easier to cut.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350 deg. F. on large cookie sheets.
I made up a 1/4 of the recipe and there was STILL lots! They are so good! I don't like star anise so I used all spice instead. They now taste sort-of like a white gingerbread. Very nice and mild. I will make these again.
Everybody who had one liked it. Very easy to make, if a little time consuming. I cut the recipe in half, but I still had more than enough. Next time I think I will 1/4 the recipe. Thanks!
These are AWESOME! I have eaten these for many years and never could find a recipe that really was easy to work with - especially with little kids (ages 4 & 3) wanting to get in on the action. This they could help with easily - works better than playdough! It was a great time making these for all of us! :)