Italian Easter Cookies

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Ice with colored icing and sprinkles if you like.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 5 teaspoons baking powder

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 3 drops red food coloring (Optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon almond extract, 1/4 cup milk and oil. Combine the flour and baking powder, stir into the wet mixture. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll the balls out into ropes about 5 inches long. Tie into loose knots and place cookies 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  3. Bake for 5 minutes on the bottom shelf and 5 minutes on the top shelf of the preheated oven, until the bottoms of the cookies are golden brown. When cookies are cool, dip them into the icing.

  4. To make the icing, cream together the confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon almond extracts. Beat in 3 tablespoons milk, one tablespoon at a time, then stir in the food coloring if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
5g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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