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Italian Christmas Cookies


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

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  • ICING:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 teaspoons water
  • Stir until creamy


Servings 12
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 30mins


Step 1

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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