Italian White Cookies

Angela Pietrantonio

By
@mrsjoepie

Of all the cookies in the world, these are my all time favorite. To me the anise is the best! I make these for the Christmas season and I give them out as gifts!
From my family's own personal recipe!


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Serves:

About 6 to 7 dozen

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter
2 Tbsp
shortening
6
eggs
1 1/4 c
sugar
3/4 c
milk
2 Tbsp
oil
2 Tbsp
anise (or your favorite extract)
6 c
flour
6 Tbsp
baking powder
pinch of salt

ICING

1 lb
powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350*

Melt butter & shortening; cool.
Beat eggs, stir in sugar, milk, oil & extract. Mix in butter/shortening mixture. Add flour, baking powder & salt, mix well. Dough should be soft but not sticky, add small amounts of flour if needed to reach a soft consistency.
2
Roll dough into 1" balls and place on lightly greased baking sheet about 1" apart. Bake 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned, cool on racks.
3
Icing:

Mix powdered sugar, vanilla extract & milk until smooth. I use my food processor to mix the icing, it comes out smooth and silky!

Glaze with icing and sprinkle with colored sprinkles or jimmies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #Anise