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Italian Christmas Cookies

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Satisfy your holiday sweet tooth with melt-in-your-mouth Italian Christmas cookies! They’re easy to make and extra fun when you add sprinkles!

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Ingredients

  • Cookies:
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • Glaze:
  • 3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • Rainbow sprinkles and decorating sugar for topping (optional)

Details

Servings 36
Cooking time 12mins
Adapted from mrfood.com

Preparation

Step 1

Cookies:
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Coat baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, oil, milk, salt, extract, lemon juice and eggs.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until cookies are set but not brown.

Let sit 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Glaze:
In a medium bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and milk and stir until smooth.

Dip tops of cooled cookies in glaze and place on wire rack. Sprinkle with toppings, if desired.

Option:
To decorate your cookies with multiple colors, separate glaze into smaller bowls and mix in food colors one drop at a time until reaching desired colors. Add a drop of your favorite extract to add flavor to your glaze, if desired.

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