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italian christmas doves (colombos)

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Colleen Sowa
La Crosse, WI

This is an old traditional cookie that came to America with Italian Immigrants. It represents Christ's Peace on Earth. This is a very simple cookie and is very good. *** Sometimes wine is added as part of the liquid, or rum.

★★★★★ 4
serves Depends on the size of your cookie cutter
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For italian christmas doves (colombos)

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 lg
    egg yolks
  • 2 c
    sifted flour
  • 3 Tbsp
    cream (may need more or less, follow instructions)
  • rains, currents, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, white frosting

How To Make italian christmas doves (colombos)

  • 1
    preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Cream together well the butter, sugar and egg yolks. Add the flour and cream alternating to form a stiff dough (you may need more or less cream than stated in recipe to get desired stiffness of dough).
  • 3
    Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Use a dove shaped cookie cutter to make the cut out cookies. Place and press in a raisin or current to form an eye for the dove.
  • 4
    Place the cookies on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 - 10 minutes or until cookies are a light golden brown color.
  • 5
    *** Serve cookies just as baked, or lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar while warm or frost to decorate.

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