1/2 lb Butter, softened
2 lg Eggs, beaten
1 c Sugar
4 c Flour
2 T Baking powder
2 T Vanilla

1/2 ct Confectioners sugar
2 T Milk
1 T Anise extract
Confetti sprinkles
DOUGH: Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and flavoring. Mix well. Blend in flour and baking powder. Work to form a soft pliable dough.
Cut off pieces of dough, the size of a walnut, roll to about 1/2″ thickness, then shape into a curved ”S” shape about 2 1/2″ long or a straight 2 1/2″ pencil shape. Bake in preheated oven 375 degrees until lightly brown about 15-20 minutes. Cookies may be iced or left plain.
ICING: Blend sugar and anise extract, adding milk slowly to form a soft, smooth icing. Ice cookies while warm, sprinkle confetti on top if desired.