Mexican Sugar Cookies Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 2 ½ cups shortening
<br>- 1 cup white sugar
<br>- 1 teaspoon anise seed, ground
<br>- 2  eggs
<br>- 6 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 tablespoon baking powder
<br>- ½ tablespoon cream of tartar
<br>- ½ teaspoon salt
<br>- ¼ cup orange juice
<br>- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
<br>- 1 cup white sugar
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
<br>step 2: Beat shortening until light and fluffy.  Add one cup sugar, and anise seed.  Mix until creamy.  Add eggs and mix well.  Add flour, baking power, cream of tartar, salt and orange juice.  Mix well.
<br>step 3: Knead dough until smooth.  On lightly floured surface, roll to 1/2 inch thick.  Cut using cookie cutter into different shapes.  Bake until light brown, 5 - 8 minutes.  Roll cookies in mixture of 1 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons of cinnamon while still warm.
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Ingredients
- 2 ½ cups shortening
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon anise seed, ground
- 2 eggs
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ tablespoon cream of tartar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup white sugar

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
step 2: Beat shortening until light and fluffy. Add one cup sugar, and anise seed. Mix until creamy. Add eggs and mix well. Add flour, baking power, cream of tartar, salt and orange juice. Mix well.
step 3: Knead dough until smooth. On lightly floured surface, roll to 1/2 inch thick. Cut using cookie cutter into different shapes. Bake until light brown, 5 - 8 minutes. Roll cookies in mixture of 1 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons of cinnamon while still warm.

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