Preheat oven to 350°.
Cream lard and 1 cup sugar together until creamy. Add eggs and beat until very fluffy.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture.
Stir and mix in wine (and anise seed, if using) until it's a dough-like consistency (may need to knead).
Roll dough out on floured board to 1/8" thickness. Cut into desired shape; place on baking sheets 1/2" apart.
Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon; sprinkle on top of each cookie.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Combine the rest of the sugar and cinnamon. Once out of the oven immediately cover the entire cookie with cinnamon sugar mix. Enjoy!