Italian Cookies

Wow! Sorry folks…it’s been a LONG time since I’ve last posted. But here we go again….I have quite a bit to share! =)

Italian Cookies

Italian Cookies

1/2 lb. butter (1 cup), softened

1/2 cup sugar

6 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla or anise extract

4 cups flour

4 tsp. baking powder


3-3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

5 to 6 T. milk

2 tsp. vanilla extract


Flaked coconut or assorted sprinkles

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

For icing, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Dip cookies, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; decorate as desired. Let stand until set.

Yield: 7 dozen

These little cookies are a pretty good, light little tea cookie. They have a different texture than a normal sugar cookie…a more cake-like texture, probably due to all the eggs.


One thought on “Italian Cookies

  1. BethAnn says:

    Yummy! I think I’ll try those sometime “soon” lol. 🙂

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