And OH GOOD GRACIOUS they're goooooood! !!!!!!
Here's the recipe I used, and I made a couple of changes. First, since I couldn't find anise extract, I used 1 tsp ground anise. Maybe next time, I might add 1/4 tsp to that, but since I'm not an anise fan... *shrug*
The second change I made was to use 1 1/2 tsp of freshly ground Tellicherry pepper, plus 1/2 tsp of ground white pepper. I'm told that these cookies get better as they age, but I'm going to consider trying to use 1 3/4 tsp of the Tellicherry and 3/4 tsp of the white pepper - but then, I'm a pepper ADDICT! LOL