Italian S Cookies
I Remember my Grandmother and Mother making these cookies. Somewhere along the line I lost the recipe. I have tried to find a recipe with "that"taste I remember so well. Then I found "this"one and, for a moment, it not only brought back my childhood but my Mother and Grandmother.
With electric mixer beat shortening (we use butter) and sugar untill light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time and continue to beat until fluffy. Add vanilla and beat well.
Add the flour and baking powder and mix by hand until well combined and turn out onto a lightly floured working area.
Divide and roll the dough into 'S' shapes.
Brush tops with egg yolk and bake at 350℉ (180℃) for 15 minutes.
You can dust these with confectioners sugar if desired.