1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tsp.s anise seed — ground
2 tsp.s grated lemon peel
2 eggs
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat sugar, butter, anise seed, lemon peel and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into rectangle, 10 x 3 inches, on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on cookie sheet 15 minutes. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Turn slices cut sides down on cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes or until crisp and light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.