My Nana made these every year for Christmas and Easter too. They are one of my favorite cookies. A tasty little sugar cookie thats soft instead of hard and crunchy. The icing adds to the amazing texture and I can never ever eat just one.
Try adding almond extract to the cookie and/or icing or anise extract to the cookie and/or icing
I generally just use the vanilla since I also make my Aunt Elaines Ricoota cookies and they are anise flavored (my fave flavor)