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Italian S Cookies

 
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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.

Yield

36

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

45

min

 

Ingredients

6 large eggs
¾ cup vegetable shortening
*
1 ½ cups sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
or anisette
6 cups all-purpose flour
6 teaspoons baking powder

Directions

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.

Sicilian S Cookies

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Laura
new york
 almost 10 years ago

hello my name is laura i would like to thank you for posting this on the website. i hope these are the cookies my grandmother use to make.

tomorrow i will try them and i would like to thank you again,

enjoy your holdiays
laura

You are welcome, Laura. Hope you have enjoyed these cookies. Happy Holidays :)

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 7 years ago
Amy
Michigan
 almost 10 years ago

I have been searching for years for our family's lost "S" Cookie recipe. I'm really hoping these are it! Can't wait to try it and see.

Roseann
Waltham, MA
 over 7 years ago

Just another person with happy memories of S cookies. I've asked a few relatives for the recipe, but lost it and too embarrassed to ask again. Now they're sadly gone so I cannot thank you enough. This is probably it since I remember lots of eggs & this recipe calls for more than the others posted.
Happy Easter to all
Roseann

Glad that you found this long-time lost recipe on our site, and hope you will enjoy these delicious holiday cookies. Happy Easter :)

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 7 years ago

Knoxville, United States
 almost 7 years ago

this is not the same recipe for "S Cakes" our family uses, but I bet this recipe rolls into S shapes easier. Our recipe is less flour, more eggs, butter and juice and rind of lemon.


, Philippines
 almost 4 years ago

Your pictures are wonderful!!! Of the cookies and the scenery of Bend. Beautiful! I love that you added one of your kooky lady dolls to the picture too! I love those!!!

Avondale, United States
 almost 2 years ago

These are not the Italian S cookies my grandmother was famous for. Hers had anise extract...a glaze and multicolored sprinkles on top. The recipe has been handed down through 5 generations and we still make (and get requests) these cookies all through the year.

Metairie, United States
 almost 2 years ago

My Grandmother used to cook her icing. Do you have the recipe for cooked sugar icing?

New Palestine, United States
 almost 2 years ago

Are these cookies a bit hard rather than cake-like? My grandma used to make these and we loved them.. she didn’t use a recipe and I always meant to watch her. Unfortunately, I didn’t and we haven’t had them since she’s been gone.. it would be so nice to make them and surprise my dad..

Glad that you have found a long-lost recipe, and I'm sure that your dad will be so happy to enjoy these memory-loaden cookies. The texture of the cookies are not too hard or too soft. It is kind in between, which is quite nice. Hope that you will bring back some of the sweet family memories. Happy Holiday, and Happy Baking :)

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 almost 2 years ago
Jersey City, United States
 almost 2 years ago

We always made these in a meat grinder with an attachment. My recipe has butter. Will these do well in the meat grinder? Can I substitute butter for Crisco?

Not sure that whether it does well in the meat grinder or not because we have never done that. But you can definitely substitute butter for Crisco, that's what I did. The cookies turned out buttery and delicious. Hope this helps, and happy baking :)

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 1 year ago
Punta Gorda, United States
 over 1 year ago

This is the recipe I have been searching for. I knew it the second I saw it because of the crisco, 6 eggs and 6 cups flour. My Nana always flavored all her desserts with Sambuca, but I think that’s an Italian regional thing. I want to thank you so much for posting this. I can’t wait to make them tomorrow.

So happy to see that you have found your long-lost recipe here especially it brings back the memory with your Nana. I hope that the cookies come out as delicious as your Nana made. Happy Baking :)

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 1 year ago
Houston, United States
 10 months ago

This is also my grandma’s recipe I too knew as soon as I saw the 6 cups of flour. My grandma separated the dough & added baking cocoa to one batch we called them doodoo’s & sesame seeds to the other batch. Does anyone else remember this ? And what are the equations. Thanks

Huntington, United States
 10 months ago

How many cookies does this recipe make?

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 38g (1.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 1218% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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