orange italian knot cookies

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Annamaria Settanni McDonald
from Brooklyn, OH

These cookies are packed with orange flavor. These are called many things and made into many shapes. One of them being Italian Knot Cookies. I have seen them round, made into "S" shapes or in a knot, depends on how the baker wants to make them. I have also seen them made into many elaborate shapes. This is just one of the many recipes made in my family from generations. This one specifically is geared towards an orange flavor. This recipe makes a lot of cookies and can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves a lot
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For orange italian knot cookies

  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 6
    eggs
  • 2 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 4 stick
    butter
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 8 1/2 c
    flour
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    orange juice, fresh
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange zest
  • ICING
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp
    milk (approx.)
  • colored sprinkles optional

How To Make orange italian knot cookies

  • 1
    Measure flour, cut in butter, and mix well with hands. (A dough blender also works wonderfully.)
  • 2
    Add sugar, salt, and baking powder. Mix well.
  • 3
    Make well in center and add milk, eggs, and vanilla, orange juice and orange zest. Mix until the dough comes together.
  • 4
    Wrap in Saran wrap and chill at least 1 hour.
  • 5
    Roll out dough into strips, form cookies into knots, and bake at 375 degrees for at least 15 minutes (golden tan bottoms).

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