Anisplatzchen (Aniseed Cookies)

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4 eggs
1 cup, plus 4 teaspoons sugar
3/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons flour
3-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon finely ground aniseed


Beat the eggs until foamy. Add the sugar by the tablespoon full. Mix together the flour, cornstarch and baking powder, sift and sprinkle over the egg mixture. Fold together ingredients, adding aniseed at the end. Form balls with a teaspoon and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Let stand for one hour to dry. Bake lightly for 12-15 minutes in a moderate heat.
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