italian white cookies

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Angela Pietrantonio
from Woonsocket, RI

Of all the cookies in the world, these are my all time favorite. To me the anise is the best! I make these for the Christmas season and I give them out as gifts! From my family's own personal recipe!

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
serves About 6 to 7 dozen
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For italian white cookies

  • 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 6
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    anise (or your favorite extract)
  • 6 c
  • 6 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c

How To Make italian white cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350* Melt butter & shortening; cool. Beat eggs, stir in sugar, milk, oil & extract. Mix in butter/shortening mixture. Add flour, baking powder & salt, mix well. Dough should be soft but not sticky, add small amounts of flour if needed to reach a soft consistency.
  • 2
    Roll dough into 1" balls and place on lightly greased baking sheet about 1" apart. Bake 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned, cool on racks.
  • 3
    Icing: Mix powdered sugar, vanilla extract & milk until smooth. I use my food processor to mix the icing, it comes out smooth and silky! Glaze with icing and sprinkle with colored sprinkles or jimmies.

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