Italian Easter Cookies

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Serves: 4 dozen
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1/2 c butter, room temperature
3/4 c sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1/4 c milk
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 milk
candy sprinkles

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denise hagar Recipe
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Niagara Falls, NY (pop. 50,193)
Member Since Feb 2011
denise's notes for this recipe:
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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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.

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user Anzietta Smith Anzietta - Apr 13, 2011
Denise, Thanks for sharing this family recipe. It brings back many wonderful memories of my childhood at my Grandma's house. She used Anise extract and different colors in the glaze during different holidays.
user denise hagar grandmaX2 - Apr 13, 2011
I like the anise flavoring too, but the grandkids don't care for it, thats why I use the vanilla and almond.
user Marilyn Gallo LovetocookNJ - Apr 16, 2011
Denise, Thank you so much for this recipe. I made them today and I didn't quite make knots, they were more like bows, but the cookies came out great. I am going to a dinner tomorrow and bringing these for dessert. I did have to cook them for about 14 minutes, but I may have made them a bit bigger than they should have been.
user Marilyn Gallo LovetocookNJ - Apr 16, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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