By the way..these are great dunking cookies for cappuccino....
6 eggs ( 1 more for later to brush on top)
1 cup oil
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoon pure anise extract or other flavor such as lemon, orange, almond
4 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 teaspoon of baking powder
Optional: add 1 cup of cranberries, chocolate chips, almonds, walnuts, pecans to the doughOptional: melt white or dark chocolate to dip each end into
Mix all in a bowl to form a stiff dough. On a greased cookie sheet form two loaves in thin width shapes of a torpedo, brush with one beaten egg ( if you love anisette flavor add another teaspoon to the egg wash). Bake at 350 until brown. Take out of oven cool, for 5 minutes, slice cookies on a slant, put bake on the cookie sheet, bake again until toasted......