3 c white flour

2 1/2 t baking powder1/8 t salt 2/3 c unsalted butter

1 c sugar

3 large eggs

Your choice:

2 t anise seeds and 1 1/2 t anise oil


1/2 t sesame oil and 1 c sesame seeds and chopped dates and or apricots

Mix dry ingredients

In a separate bowl cream butter and sugar

Add eggs and choice of flavored oil

Add dry ingredients in 3 batches

Add seeds of choice

Using 1/4 of the dough roll into long log and place on a greased cookies sheets. Repeat with remaining.

Bake at 375 for 25-28 min. until lightly browned

Cool and slice on the diagonal into 1/2 inch slices

Place cut side down on cookie sheet and bake for an additional 5-7 min until lightly browned

Turn over and bake for another 4 - 5 min

Cool on wire rack