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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.













Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium


½ pound butter
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
4 cups flour, all-purpose
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
½ cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon anise extract
1 x 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 ½ inch thickness, then shape into a curved 'S' shape about 2½ inch long or a straight 2½ inch pencil shape.

Bake in preheated oven 375℉ (190℃). until lightly brown about 15 to 20 minutes.

Make about 3 dozens of cookies.

Cookies may be iced or left plain.

First published: last updated: 2015-11-13

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buffalo ny
 almost 6 years ago

love these cookies ....

University of North Dakota
 almost 6 years ago

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


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?

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