During this pandemic, where family cannot gather for the traditional holidays, I (and much of my family) became nostalgic for Grandma's anise Christmas cutout cookies. It turns out there were several versions of the recipe around, but my second cousin sent me her mother's recipe card, and this is actually my great-grandmother's recipe. Not only can we now bake and eat the cookies of our memories, but the connection to Grandma, my Great-aunt, and my Great-grandmother is priceless.
My Great-grandmother, Clara Herrmann Eckhardt, was a Harding from West Pittston, Pennsylvania, who relocated to Rochester, NY in the 1910's.
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