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Italian Christmas Cookies


Italian Christmas Cookies

A festive and simple cookie that will be enjoyed by everyone. It is fun to make and young children might enjoy helping.

These Italian Christmas Cookies make great additions to the holiday cookie plate. These soft cookies are coated with an almond-flavored glaze, then topped with festive sprinkles. This big batch cookie recipe is a delicious one to add to your holiday cookie trays

To make these traditional Italian Christmas Cookies, you will need the following ingredients: flour, confectioners sugar, shortening, eggs, almond, vanilla, lemon extract, light cream, and colored sprinkles!

I remember taking that first delicious bite of one of these Italian Christmas Cookies when I was visiting my aunt many, many years ago.

My aunt’s neighbor brought us over a whole dish of these beauties. That’s when I fell in love.

Ingredients:

4 eggs

1 cup of sugar

1/2 cup butter

2 tsp. vanilla

3 1/2 cup 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 the 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.

Icing:

2 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

6 tsp. water

Stir until creamy

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

And Enjoy...!

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