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       Title: Easy Italian Cookies
  Categories: Italian, Desserts
       Yield: 1
     1/2 lb Butter, softened
       2 lg Eggs, beaten
       1 c  Sugar
       4 c  Flour
       2 T  Baking powder
       2 T  Vanilla
     1/2 ct Confectioners sugar
       2 T  Milk
       1 T  Anise extract
            Confetti sprinkles
   Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and flavoring. Mix well. Blend in
   flour and baking powder. Work to form a soft pliable dough.
   Cut off pieces of dough, the size of a walnut, roll to about 1/2
   thickness, then shape into a curved 'S' shape about 2 1/2 long or a
   straight 2 1/2 pencil shape. Bake in preheated oven 375 degrees until
   lightly brown about 15-20 minutes. Cookies may be iced or left plain.
   Blend sugar and anise extract, adding milk slowly to form a soft,
   smooth icing. Ice cookies while warm, sprinkle confetti on top if