Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Italian Christmas Cookies

It's definitely NOT too early to talk about Christmas cookies, right?

And talking with a loved one is perfect while rolling and decorating these yummies!

You can sub the 2 tsp vanilla for a tsp of vanilla AND a tsp of another flavor: anise, almond, lemon, orange, rum, coconut, peppermint, etc)  Do the same for the icing. : )

Italian Christmas Cookies

Cookie Dough:
4 eggs
1 C sugar
1/2 C butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 C flour
4 tsp baking powder

Sift dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs;
add vanilla and dry ingredients.
Knead and add flour as needed to keep dough from sticking to hands. Pinch off dough, roll in your hands to form a log and then twirl into shape. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375* for 10 minutes.

2 C sifted confectioner’s sugar
2 tsp vanilla
6 tsp water
Stir until creamy

Dip cookies into icing and sprinkle with trim. Place on wire rack with wax paper on counter to collect the dripping icing and sprinkle.

Photo and recipe borrowed from The Italian - Sicilian - American Page on Facebook 


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