2tspcinnamon(to mix with the ¼ cup sugar for topping)
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Combine the sifted flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
Cream the lard with ¾ cup sugar in a separate medium bowl. Add anise seeds to the lard and beat at medium speed with an electric mixer. Add the egg to the lard and continue beating. Add the dry ingredients and just enough liqueur to make the batter stiff. If the batter does not stick together, add 1 tablespoon water.
Knead slightly and pat into ¼ to ½ thickness. Cut into small shapes. I use a 1½-inch heart cookie cutter.
Mix 2 teaspoons cinnamon with the ¼ cup sugar in a small bowl. Generously sprinkle the cookies with the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bake approximately 9 minutes on an ungreased baking sheet.