My dear friend Parthenia gave me this recipe about 40 years ago when I started my recipe box. She was a great cook. I have to admit she made these more than I did. I always knew she would be baking them during the holidays so I would just wait for my share. Guilty. Back then I was afraid to make them. Not a problem now. Thanks Par!
Beat eggs at high speed until light and foamy. Slowly add powdered sugar and continue beating. Add margarine, Anise oil,salt and soda. Slowly add flour to mix while mixing. Chill dough for 1 hour.
On a well floured surface, roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Then use a Springerle rolling pin and finish rolling to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut dough apart at pattern. Place on greased cookie sheets. Re-roll your scraps & repeat procedure until used all dough possible. Let set until dry. Usually about 5 to 6 hours. Bake in pre-heated 250 oven for 25 minutes. makes about 8 dozen.