Italian Cookies

Nutrition Facts: 1 cookie (calculated without decorations) equals 73 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: ½ starch, ½ fat.

Italian Cookies

Photo by

  • Prep Time


  • Total Time


  • Servings



  • Ingredients

  • ½

    pound butter, softened

  • ½

    cup sugar

  • 6


  • 2

    teaspoons vanilla or anise extract

  • 4

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 4

    teaspoons baking powder

  • ICING:

  • 3-¾

    cups confectioners' sugar

  • 5 to 6

    tablespoons milk

  • 2

    teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Flaked coconut or assorted sprinkles


Directions In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. For icing, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Dip cookies, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; decorate as desired. Let stand until set. Yield: 7 dozen.


Facebook Conversations