Italian Cookies

1
Barb Doria

By
@bdoria

My grandmother who came from Sicily always made these cookie at Christmas time, it has been passed down and is a family favorite any time of the year. The same dough can be used to make a drop cookie (add a walnut or pecan on top) or put into a cookie press and make a flower cookie with a pinch of cherry in the center.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • 4 c
    flour
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 c
    shortening
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/4 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/4 Tbsp
    vanilla
  • 1 tsp
    anise oil
  • 1 jar(s)
    maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 lb
    sesame seeds
  • ·
    soft cinnamon sticks

How to Make Italian Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Cream shortening and sugar until smooth, add eggs, vanilla and anise oil in large bowl, Combine flour and baking soda add to creamy mixture stirring thoroughly until you have soft dough. If you can find soft cinnamon sticks, crumble into small pieces and add 1 stick of cinnamon to dough mixture.
  2. pinch a small amount of dough roll between hands to form a small log shaped cookie
  3. Dip cookie into cherry juice, then roll in sesame seeds. Bake for 12-15 minutes or till bottom of cookie is browned

Printable Recipe Card

About Italian Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Heirloom




Show 2 Comments & Reviews

C Is For Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Want To Eat

C is for Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Want to Eat

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Let's chat cookies. From chocolate chip to sugar and cream filled, they're a dunkable treat that can't be beat. Here are 14 cookie recipes that'll quickly become a family favorite....

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

An easy and versatile cake mix cookies recipe that will become your go-to cookie recipe! Click here for the Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies recipe!

16 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

16 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Because who doesn't love ooey, gooey, yummy, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies?! Here are some of the best recipes we know for your favorite cookie!