Husband's Favorite Italian Cookies

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By Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne
from Calais, ME

....and he's IRISH!!!

serves makes 7 dozen
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 10 Min


  • 1/2 lb
  • 1/2 c
  • 6
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla or anise extract
  • 4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3-3/4 c
    confectioners sugar
  • 5-6 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • decorations: flaked coconut or assorted sprinkles

How To Make

  • 1
    In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract.
  • 2
    Combine the flour and baking powder, gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 3
    Drop by rounded teaspoonsful onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4
    For icing, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Dip cookies, cllowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; decorate as desired. Let stand until set.

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