1 cup sugar
|1/2 cup butter|
|2 t vanilla or anise flavoring|
|2 t anise seed (optional)|
|1 t baking soda|
|2 cups flour|
|1 cup hazelnuts|
Combine butter and sugar; add eggs and flavoring.
Add remaining ingredients, mixing well.
Form into loaves on cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool 10-15 minutes. Slice diagonally, turn and bake 15-20 minutes more at 300 degrees.
Optional: Dip in melted chocolate.