- Sift sugar. Beat eggs (this takes a long time; an electric mixer is recommended). Add the sugar to the eggs, then work in the flour. The dough is very delicate.
- Grease several cookie sheets and scatter generously with crushed anise seeds.
- Roll the dough gently and carefully imprint with springerle mold. Cut into pieces and transfer to baking sheets. Allow to dry overnight.
- Bake at 250°F (120°C) for 25 to 30 minutes.