Ingredients Grams Baker's %
Powdered Sugar 125 46.3
Flour 270 100
Ground All Spice 1.4 0.5
Ground Cinnamon 1.4 0.5
Ground Ginger 1.4 0.5
Ground Black Pepper 0.7 0.3
Ground Nutmeg 0.7 0.3
Ground Cloves 0.7 0.3
Baking Soda 1.2 0.4
Butter 112 41.5
Brown Sugar 150 55.6
Egg 50 18.5
Unsulfured Molasses 85 31.5
Anise Extract 3.2 1.2



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Put powdered sugar into a brown bag.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, spices, and baking soda.  Set aside.

Place butter, brown sugar, and molasses in bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment.  Beat until light and fluffy -- 3 minutes or so. Beat in eggs and anise. With mixer on low, add flour mixture; beat until just combined. 

On a clean surface roll dough into logs--circumference should be about the size of a quarter. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes until golden and firm. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly.  Working in batches, place cookies into bag of sugar and shake until well coated.  Allow to cool completely on wire rack. Store in airtight container.