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!

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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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Mar 7, 2015 - Michelle D shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
Michelle D Md210
Mar 7, 2015
Cookies turned our great! I was out of Almond extract so I used Anise. Next time I'll try with Almond. I used all different colored sprinkles on the glaze they looked so festive.
Doris Prince patches10
Mar 7, 2015
Thank you. I will check it out.
Madalyn Petit mpetit
Mar 6, 2015
Doris , Look at the recipe for Grandma Grace's Wedding Cookies. These are the same cookies but you will notice the different ingredient amounts. I was just comparing the two recipes. It seems you need more flour and maybe more egg. I am going to play around with the two recipes and also compare them to some notes I have from my aunt. If you don't find "Grandma Grace's" at this site, then I can send it to you. These are listed as other recipes under the Easter Cookies.
Doris Prince patches10
Mar 6, 2015
Thanks Madalyn but my problem was that the batter was too thin and sticky to make into a roll. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem. Don't know what I did wrong if I am the only one.