1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil 2 Tsp Anise Seed
1 1/2 Cups Sugar 4 3/4 Cups Flour
3 Large Eggs
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. With electric mixer, beat butter, oil and sugar until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until light and creamy. Stir in baking powder and anise seed. Gradually add flour and stir until a soft dough is formed. Divide dough into 5 parts. Shape into long, narrow, flat loaves about 2 1/2 inches wide and 1 inch thick. Place on greased cookie sheets 2 inches apart to allow for rising and score diagonally into 1/2 inch slices. Bake about 20 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven, reduce oven temp to 350, slice through marks while warm. Return to baking pans, with a sliced side down, and return to oven until lightly browned. Remove from oven, put on a cooling rack until completely cool. Store in an air tight container.