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Easy Italian Cookies

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Make these delicious Italian cookies for a change, they are buttery and just right amount of sweetness. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

. Prep
15 min.
20 min.
Ready In
40 min.
36 servings
Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
Metric measurements


1/2pound butterVideo softened
2large eggsVideo beaten
1cup sugarVideo
4cups flour, all-purpose
2tablespoons baking powderVideo *
2tablespoons vanilla extractVideo
1/2cup powdered sugarVideo
2tablespoons milkVideo
1tablespoon anise extract *
1x colored sprinkles *
* not incl. in nutrient facts


For the dough, cream butter and sugar, add eggs and flavoring.

Mix well. Blend in flour and baking powder.

Work to form a soft pliable dough.

Cut off pieces of dough, the size of a walnut, roll to about 1/2 inch thickness, then shape into a curved 'S' shape about 2 1/2 inch long or a straight 2 1/2 inch pencil shape.

Bake in preheated oven 375 degrees F. until lightly brown about 15-20 minutes.

Make about 3 dozens of cookies.

Cookies may be iced or left plain.

First published: last updated: 2014-12-16

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love these cookies ....

buffalo ny about 5 years ago

These look really good! I'm doing a project on Italian culture and I think bringing these may get me extra credit!

University of North Dakota about 5 years ago

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 32g (1.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 13038% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?