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Old Time Italian Cookies


Amazing recipe! I love this...reminds me of my grandma's cookies. People devour these. I use a buttercream frosting, homemade to frost them. I found the recipe on the back of the confectioners sugar bag. 10 stars...this recipe is a keeper!













Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium


1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup butter
6 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons liqueur
sambuca, licorice flavor
4 cups all-purpose flour
or more
3 teaspoons baking powder


In mixing bowl, put in 1 cup sugar and melted butter which has been cooled .

Add eggs one at a time, beating after each one.

Add flavorings, and 2 cups flour and baking powder and mix.

Then add 2 more cups of flour and mix.

(Add a little more if necessary) dough should be soft but not sticky to the touch.

Let stand for 3 minutes, roll into little balls and place 1½ inches; apart on greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes at 375℉ (190℃).

When cool frost cookies.

Makes about 4 dozen.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Linda P

This looks like a cookie my grandma called Jamelli

almost 11 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 29g (1.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 10839% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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