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* 1 3/4 c Flour
* 1/2 tsp Baking powder
* 1/2 tsp Baking soda
* 1/8 tsp Salt
* 1/2 c Butter sweet; softened
* 1 c Sugar
* 2 Egg
* 1 tbsp Lemon peel; grated
* 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
* 1/2 tsp Almond extract
* 1 1/2 c Pine nuts
* 2 tsp Anise seed (crushed)

For: 36 servings



Sift flour baking powder baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

Cream margarine add sugar beat in eggs one at a time until light. Add flour mixture and blend well. Blend in lemon peel and vanilla and almond extracts. Mix in pine nuts and anise seed. Mix until just blended. Cover dough and chill about 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C. Butter and flour 2 baking sheets.

Divide dough into 4 pieces. Flour hands and roll each piece into 1 1/2 inch round log. Put 2 logs on each baking sheet - spaced about 4 inches apart.

Bake until tops are lightly browned or about 18 minutes.

Cool slightly on baking sheets. Transfer logs to a cutting board. Cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices.

Put cut side down on baking sheet. Bake about another 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.



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