Italian Christmas Cookies

These festive traditional Italian Christmas Cookies are a family favorite! Serve with a cold glass of milk and enjoy!

A festive and simple cookie that will be enjoyed by everyone.
Photo by frances n.
A festive and simple cookie that will be enjoyed by everyone.
A festive and simple cookie that will be enjoyed by everyone.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    eggs

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 1/2

    cup butter

  • 2

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 1/2

    cup flour

  • 4

    teaspoon baking powder

  • ICING:

  • 2

    cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted

  • 2

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 6

    teaspoons water

  • Stir until creamy

Directions

Sift dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs; add vanilla and dry ingredients. Knead and add flour as needed to keep dough from sticking to hands. Pinch off dough, roll in your hands to form a log and then twirl into shape. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes. Icing: Mix until creamy, 2 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 6 teaspoons water. Dip cookies into icing and sprinkle with trim. Place on wire rack with wax paper on counter to collect the dripping icing and sprinkles.

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