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  • 2Tbspanise seed
  • 3Tbsprum
  • 1 1/4cupsbutter
  • 3/4cupwhite sugar
  • 1 1/2tspvanilla extract
  • 1egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 1/2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1/2tspsalt
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1 1/2tspground cloves
  1. Place anise seeds in a small bowl with the rum. Set aside to marinate overnight.
  2. In a bowl cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the anise seed and rum. Mix in the egg.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder and cloves.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies on greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. Cool for a few minutes on cookie sheet before moving to wire rack to finish cooling.
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