Mom's Anise Cookies

Very old fashioned holiday cookie with a licorice flavor. If you can't find anise oil in your area stores, I have found it on the internet.

2 cups sugar

1 cup butter or margarine

4 eggs, beaten

3 cups flour

1 teaspoon anise oil

Rind and juice of 1 lemon

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup nuts, chopped

1/2 cup candied cherries, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.