Italian Cookies

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Barb Doria

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@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.

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Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 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

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About Italian Cookies

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



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