Two pounds brown sugar,
one cup warm water,
teaspoonful of soda dissolved in the water,
one teaspoonful cinnamon,
one teaspoonful allspice,
one teaspoonful anise seed,
yolks of three eggs,
pinch of salt.

Use enough flour to make a soft dough. Cut with cookie cutter place in well greased pans, and bake in hot oven.
If a cup of nuts of any kind is added, it improves the cookies very much.