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  Categories: Cookies, Christmas
       Yield: 1 servings
       2 c  Sugar
     1/2 ts Salt
  1 3/16 c  Shortening
       2    Eggs
       1 c  Milk
       1 tb Hartshorn ***
     1/2 c  Boiling water
       2 ts Vanilla
            Flour to stiffen
       1 oz Anise seeds
   * Hartshorn can be obtained at your pharmacy. It is
   ammonium crystals 1. Mix sugar, salt, shortening,
   eggs,and milk. 2. In a separate bowl, dissolve the
   Hartshorn in the boiling water.
      Make sure it is completely dissolved.
   3. Add vanilla and anise seeds to the sugar mixture.
   4. Add hartshorn mixture to sugar mixture.
   5. Add enough flour to the sugar mixture to stiffen
   and not to be
      sticky. It may require 4-5 pounds!
   6. Roll out dough on floured surface, and cut with
   cookie cutters. 7. Bake immediately after mixing in a
   moderate oven (325-350F) for
      10-15 minutes.
   This entire recipe will make between 180-220 cookies.
   One half the recipe is suggested (up to 100 cookies).
   But, they are great!