Italian Christmas Doves (Colombos)

Colleen Sowa

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@colleenlucky7

This is an old traditional cookie that came to America with Italian Immigrants. It represents Christ's Peace on Earth.

This is a very simple cookie and is very good.

*** Sometimes wine is added as part of the liquid, or rum.


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Serves:

Depends on the size of your cookie cutter

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
sugar
2 large
egg yolks
2 c
sifted flour
3 Tbsp
cream (may need more or less, follow instructions)

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR DECORATING

rains, currents, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, white frosting

Directions Step-By-Step

1
preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Cream together well the butter, sugar and egg yolks. Add the flour and cream alternating to form a stiff dough (you may need more or less cream than stated in recipe to get desired stiffness of dough).
3
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Use a dove shaped cookie cutter to make the cut out cookies. Place and press in a raisin or current to form an eye for the dove.
4
Place the cookies on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 - 10 minutes or until cookies are a light golden brown color.
5
*** Serve cookies just as baked, or lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar while warm or frost to decorate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies