denise hagar Recipe

Italian Easter Cookies

By denise hagar grandmaX2

Recipe Rating:
4 dozen
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denise's Story

These are traditionaly rolled and tied into knots, but being pressed for time. I used a teaspoon and gently shaped into an egg. They still taste great!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These cookies remind one of the ladies in the Test Kitchen of a cookie she ate as a kid and were gobbled up by everyone! We loved the flavors in the cookie and the glaze. This cookie would go wonderfully with a cup of afternoon tea. And the pretty pastel sprinkles make me think of Spring!


1/2 c
butter, room temperature
3/4 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
almond extract
1/4 c
1/4 c
vegetable or canola oil
3 3/4 c
all purpose flour
5 tsp
baking powder
4 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
almond extract
3 to4 Tbsp
candy sprinkles

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350' degrees. Grease or spray cookie sheets. Parchment paper works great too!
In large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light & fluffy.
Beat the eggs in, one at a time, mixing well after each.
Add vanilla & almond extract along with milk and oil.
Combine flour and powder. Stir into creamed mixture. Mix well
You can either roll into 1 inch balls, roll out to about 5 inches and tie into knot or using a teaspoon scoop dough and gently shape into egg shape
Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until lighlty golden on edges.
GLAZE-Mix powdered sugar, extracts and milk , beat well to a smooth glaze. Dip tops of cookies into glaze and decorate with sprinkles.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Easter Treats

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Cat Ireland GyrlSmylee
Thursday, February 19 at 4:11 PM
My mother in-law made Italian easter cookies but it seems like she used more eggs, like I think 9 eggs? Does that sound right? I noticed this recipe calls for 3 eggs. Plus she would make four bowls of the glaze and dye each one a different color and dip the cookies. My boyfriend loved them.
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Kitchen Crew JustaPinch
Wednesday, February 18 at 11:14 AM
Congrats on another blue ribbon!
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Amy C Nanamom83
Apr 19, 2014
I made these today. The cookies turned out very nice. They did need a bit more time cooking. I formed them into 1 inch balls. The glaze needed a bit more milk than recipe said. Over all they were very good and this recipe is a keeper.