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Italian Easter Egg Cookies

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Colorful and festive, these Italian Easter Egg Cookies can be made for any holiday . . . just change the shape, glaze and sprinkles!

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Ingredients

  • COLORED GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 3/4 cup flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk
  • Food coloring
  • Candy rainbow sprinkles, colored or chocolate, we use both

Details

Servings 24
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 60mins

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F line cookie sheets with parchment paper lightly sprayed with butter cooking spray.

In large bowl cream together sugar and butter until light & fluffy. Beat the eggs in one at time mixing well after each egg. Add vanilla and almond extract then milk and oil.

In a smaller bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and pinch of salt. Begin to add this to creamed mixture. Mix this very well (I use the hand mixer beaters until very end of adding flour as mixture becomes thick).

Using a teaspoon to scoop dough and shape into egg form. My daughter prefers to roll into a ball and with palm of her hands flatten to egg shape.

Place on greased parchment lined cookie sheets and bake for 9-10 minutes. I look for mine to be lightly golden on bottom. Cookies will be soft.

Cookies must be cooled before glaze can be applied.

To make the colored glaze, mix powdered sugar, almond extract, vanilla extract and milk. Stir until glaze is smooth. You may need more milk or more powdered sugar to achieve right consistency. Once glaze is mixed divide into 4 bowls and add food coloring to each bowl the color of your choice. My daughter LOVES purple, so we mix equal parts red and blue food coloring.

When cookies are cooled completed place on parchment paper and with spoon drizzle colored glaze onto cookie and sprinkle with rainbow or chocolate sprinkles.

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