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italian "s" cookies

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
denise hagar
Niagara Falls, NY

Melt in your mouth cookie with a light lemon flavor. The recipe can easily be doubled for a cookie exchange.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We really enjoyed these traditional Italian cookies. They're light and airy with a hint of lemon flavor. The delicate cookie just melts in your mouth. Delicious alongside a cup of coffee. They'll look great on your Christmas cookie platter.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5
serves 5 dozen
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For italian "s" cookies

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2
  • 1 stick
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    lemon extract
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp

How To Make italian "s" cookies

  • Beating butter and sugar until fluffy.
    Combine softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Adding eggs one at a time.
    Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each egg.
  • Adding lemon extract to the batter.
    Add lemon extract.
  • Adding flour to the batter.
    Combine flour and baking powder. Add to butter mixture and mix well.
  • Rolling dough into an S shape.
    Pinch about a 1 inch of dough and between your hands roll dough into a 3-inch log. Shape into an S.
  • Baking cookies in the oven.
    Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  • Dipping baked cookies into the glaze.
    Make a simple glaze with powdered sugar, lemon extract and milk. Dip top of cookies in glaze and let dry on rack.