Orange Italian Knot Cookies Recipe

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Orange Italian Knot Cookies

Annamaria Settanni McDonald

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@ArtByASM

These cookies are packed with orange flavor. These are called many things and made into many shapes. One of them being Italian Knot Cookies. I have seen them round, made into "S" shapes or in a knot, depends on how the baker wants to make them. I have also seen them made into many elaborate shapes. This is just one of the many recipes made in my family from generations. This one specifically is geared towards an orange flavor. This recipe makes a lot of cookies and can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.


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Comments:

Serves:

a lot

Prep:

1 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
6
eggs
2 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
almond extract
4 stick
butter
1 c
milk
8 1/2 c
flour
3 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
orange juice, fresh
2 Tbsp
orange zest

ICING

2 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
4 Tbsp
milk (approx.)
colored sprinkles optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Measure flour, cut in butter, and mix well with hands. (A dough blender also works wonderfully.)
2
Add sugar, salt, and baking powder. Mix well.
3
Make well in center and add milk, eggs, and vanilla, orange juice and orange zest. Mix until the dough comes together.
4
Wrap in Saran wrap and chill at least 1 hour.
5
Roll out dough into strips, form cookies into knots, and bake at 375 degrees for at least 15 minutes (golden tan bottoms).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Regional Style: Italian