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Befana Cookies

Italian treat for the Christmas Cookie jar


1 1/4 sticks butter
1/4 t. salt
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 T anise seed
3 eggs


Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Beat until light and fluffy. Add salt and anise seed. Add enough flour just so dough holds together. Separate into two rolls. Place in refrigerator for about 1/2 hour. Roll our dough. Use cookie cutters for shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350° ‘til edges just begin to brown. When cool, decorate.

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