Private Recipe

italian holiday cookies

a recipe by
Chrystal Cackler
Huntsville, AL

From my Mamaw's recipe collection.

serves 15 dozen
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For italian holiday cookies

  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • oil for deep fat frying
  • 1 c
  • candy sprinkles

How To Make italian holiday cookies

  • 1
    In a bowl, combine sugar, lemon peel, vanilla and salt. Add eggs and 2 cups flour; mix well. Turn onto a floured surface and knead in remaining flour (dough will be soft). With a floured knife or scissors, cut into 20 pieces. With hands, roll each piece into pencil shapes. Cut "pencils" into 1/2-in. pieces.
  • 2
    In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 350°. Fry pieces, a few at a time, for 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Place in a large bowl. Heat honey to boiling; pour over cookies and mix well. With a slotted spoon, spoon onto a serving platter and slowly mound into a tree shape if desired. Decorate with candy sprinkles. Cool completely.