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This recipe for this Italian cookie was one my daughter Linda learned to make when she was in High School in the 1970s.

6 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup oil
3-1/2 cups flour
6 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon anisette

Preheat oven to 400F.
In a bowl, beat eggs well. Add vanilla, blend in sugar and oil. Beat well, add anisette.
Sift flour with baking powder, add to egg mixture.
Mix with a spoon, then turn out of the bowl and knead lightly to form a ball. Cut slices from ball; roll them to form long round strips. These should be approximately 2-inches long. Twist, place on lightly floured pans.
Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
***Check bottom of cookies to make sure they are not getting brown. When cool ice with butter icing, you may flavour and colour icing if desired.

Makes a large amount.