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       Title: Sesame Anise Melts
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 78 servings
       2 c  Flour
     1/4 ts Baking soda
     3/4 c  Butter; softened*
     3/4 c  Sugar
       1 tb Anise seed; crushed
     1/4 ts Salt
       1    Egg
       1 c  Sesame seed; toasted
      DESCRIPTION:  Melt-in-your mouth balls topped with crunch sesame seeds
   are a delicious, not too sweet, accompaniament to coffee or tea.
       Preheat oven to 400. Combine flour and baking soda, set aside. Beat
   together butter, sugar, anise seed and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in
   egg. Stir in flour in increments, blending after each addition. Divide
   dough into qurters and place all but one in refrigerator.
       With floured hands, roll rounded teaspoons of dough into 1-inch balls.
   Roll in sesame seed, pressing seeds in slightly, to coat all sides. Arrange
   balls 1 1/2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Use the bottom of a
   glass to flatten balls to about 1/3 thickness. Repeat with remaining
   dough. Bake 6-9 minutes or until browned around edges. Cool on racks.
       These cookies are fragile, so store carefully in airtight container at
   room temp 10 days, freeze three months. From “THe Joy of Cooking,”