Italian White Cookies

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Angela Pietrantonio

By
@mrsjoepie

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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
About 6 to 7 dozen
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    shortening
  • 6
    eggs
  • 1 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 3/4 c
    milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    anise (or your favorite extract)
  • 6 c
    flour
  • 6 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • ·
    pinch of salt
  • ICING

  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    milk

How to Make Italian White Cookies

Step-by-Step

  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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Italian White Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #Anise



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