When the cookies are homemade, you can be sure that not even a single one would be left uneaten. Well, that’s what happens in our house anyway!
- 1½ cups White Sugar
- 1 tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Brandy
- 1/4 cup White Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 cups Lard
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tsp Aniseed
- 6 cups All-purpose Flour
- Sift the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl, till they blend well. Set it aside.
- In a large bowl, cream sugar (after putting ¼ cup aside) and lard, until they form a smooth mixture.
- Mix in the aniseed in the smooth sugar-lard mixture and beat it until it becomes fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs, to the sugar-lard mixture, one at a time.
- Add sifted ingredients and brandy to the bowl and stir them until they are blended well, forming a dough.
- Put some flour on the surface and then roll the dough to 1/2 or 1/4 inch thickness and cut it in the shape of bats, using cookie cutters or a knife.
- Preheat the oven to 350oF or 175deg C.
- Grease the baking sheets and put cookies on them.
- Mix together cinnamon and rest of the sugar in a cup and sprinkle it over the cookies.
- Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes, till they become light brown at the bottom side.
- Makes about 6 dozen cookies.
Nothing better than eating a crunchy bat on Halloween, especially when it tastes so good!