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Rating: 3.3/5 (3 votes cast)

Meal Type: Dessert
Total Time:
Cook Method: Oven
     Serving Size: 12 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 412
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 19g
29%
Saturated Fat 11g
16%
Unsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 152mg
51%
Sodium 150mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 52g
17%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 17g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A  12%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  19%Iron  7%
Potassium  13%Vitamin E  3%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Italian Cookies

Recipe Tags: Cookie Recipes

Date Added: January 04, 2014

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons Baking Powder very important
2 Tablespoons Vanilla or more; if desired
1 Cup Butter or margarine Softened
5 Eggs Yolks lightly beaten
4 Cups Flour all purpose
1 Cup Sugar rounded
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Directions:

1. Blend butter and sugar.

2. Mix flour and baking powder and add to butter and sugar mixture.

3. Blend with hands until mixed very well. Add beaten eggs and vanilla.

4. Knead until oily. After shaping, bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes on lightly greased baking sheet.

5. To shape, divide dough into thirds. Chocolate - Add 2 tablespoons cocoa, a dash of cinnamon and 1/2 cup chopped nuts to one third of the dough.

6. Mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls. After baking and cooling, frost with an icing made of powder sugar, butter and a little cocoa.

7. Almond - Add 1 teaspoon anise flavoring (liquid) to one third of the dough.

8. Shape into 1-inch balls. After baking and cooling, frost with an icing made from powder sugar, vanilla and milk.

9. Sesame - Add 1 teaspoon anise flavoring to one third of the dough.

10. Shape into small finger lengths and roll in sesame seeds.

11. Another option: Add 1 teaspoon almond flavoring to one third of the dough.

12. Divide in half. Color one half light pink, one half light green.

13. Pat one half of the dough out into a 3x6-inch rectangle.

14. Pat the other half down on the first half. After baking, frost and cut into diagonal slices.

15. The chocolate cookies can also be shaped this way.

16. After frosting, sprinkle with some chopped nuts.

17. The almond-flavored ball-shaped cookies could also be tinted pink/green.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is a good source of Vitamin A with 12% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Egg, Butter, Gluten, Natural Sweeteners allergies.
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