1 lb. powdered sugar
1/4 tsp lemon oil or 1 1/2 tsp extract (can use anise oil/extract if you prefer)
4 Tbsp melted butter
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Beat egg whites until stiff and add yolks, one at a time. Beat until very light, about 20-25 minutes or until stiff (with Kitchen Aid mixer it's about 5 minutes). Gradually add powdered sugar. Add lemon or anise oil and melted butter. Gradually add flour...may need to add more than 3 1/2 cups. Baking powder to be added to first cup of flour. Roll dough about 1/4 inch think and cut cookies out. We use special springerle molds to press designs into the cookies. Cover with towel and let stand overnight in a cool place. Bake at 350 degrees until a very light brown, 7-10 minutes. Do not overbake.
Freeze when cooled. Thaw to eat.