Italian Cookies


The recipe for these Italian cookies was handed down by my grandmother. It's been in the family for at least four generations.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
3 dozen


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two baking sheets.

  2. Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl.

  3. Beat butter and sugar in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Mix in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla. Gradually stir in flour mixture until well blended.

  4. Roll walnut-sized portions of dough into small ropes. Shape each rope into a loop and press the ends to seal. Place 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until firm and golden at the edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

78 Calories
3g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 2g
Calcium 27mg 2%
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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