Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Italian Cookies

Italian Cookies

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From the kitchen of T Booch

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
12-15 minutes
Tags: Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly


1 cup butter, melted
5 cups flour, sifted
5 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup sugar
6 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla (or anise, lemon, orange extract)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Beat eggs. Add melted butter. Add sugar, vanilla, sifted flour and baking powder.

  3. Roll into walnut-sized balls.

  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are slightly golden.


  1. Make a thick paste with confectioners sugar and milk.

  2. Dip tops of cookies into icing and place onto cooling rack to dry.

  3. For the holidays, sprinkle festive sugar or sprinkles while the icing is still wet, or add food coloring to the icing.


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hkbflyers says:

I have made this recipe multiple times and they are delicious...if you are Italian you will really enjoy this Knot recipe!!! I definitely recommend this recipe!

12/15/2012 6:23:08 PM

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