Cream together sugar,lard,and corn syrup.Add the whole anise seeds at this time.Mix together baking powder,and several cups of flour.Mix this with Creamed mixture.Continue to add flour, until you have a rollable-clay-like dough.
NOTE: You will not be able to mix this totally with a mixer-for the most part, unless you have a comercial grade stand mixer. The dough should NOT be sticky. Roll out dough into long cords-like you used to do with clay in school when you were a child.The cords should be about the size of your little finger in diameter. Cut into small quarter inch pieces-eyeball it. Don't worry if they aren't exact. Place on cookie sheets about 1/4 to 1/2 inch apart. This is a very large batch. DO NOT double!!!
Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.Remove from cookie sheets immediately, and place on parchment,or baking paper to cool. This makes a good family activity, and the kids like to help roll out the dough into cords. Bake until lightly browned on the bottom. These maybe crisp, and hard/crunchy, or crispy-chewy.