Italian Easter Cookies

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denise hagar

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@grandmaX2

These are traditionally rolled and tied into knots, but being pressed for time. I used a teaspoon and gently shaped into an egg. They still taste great!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Italian Easter cookies are a lightly sweet sugar cookie with a fluffy cake-like texture. We loved the sugar cookie flavor with the vanilla almond icing. Add a little color to your icing and some sprinkles for an adorable and irresistible cookie that screams spring. So tasty, these will be gone before you can say Easter Bunny!

Note: This dough is a little sticky. We suggest dusting your hands with flour while working with the dough. If you want to make knots, chill the dough for a little bit and it will be easier to work with. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 dozen
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1/4 c
    milk
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 5 tsp
    baking powder
  • GLAZE

  • 4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
    milk
  • ·
    candy sprinkles

How to Make Italian Easter Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray cookie sheets. Parchment paper works great too.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light & fluffy.
  3. Beat the eggs in, one at a time, mixing well after each.
  4. Add vanilla and almond extract along with milk and oil.
  5. Combine flour and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  6. Stir into creamed mixture. Mix well.
  7. To shape the dough, you can use a tablespoon scoop of dough and gently shape it into an egg shape. To make knots, roll out to about 5 inches and tie into a knot. Or, roll dough into 1 inch balls.
  8. Place on greased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden on edges.
  10. For the glaze, mix powdered sugar, extracts, and milk. Beat well to a smooth glaze.
  11. Dip tops of cookies into glaze and decorate with sprinkles.

Printable Recipe Card

About Italian Easter Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Easter



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