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Italian Cookies I

Rated as 4.34 out of 5 Stars

"This cookie recipe has been handed down to me from my grandmother. It has been in the family for at least four generations."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 156 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture until blended. Divide dough into walnut sized portions. Roll each piece into a rope and then shape into a loop. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm and golden at the edges.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 156 calories; 6.1 g fat; 21.8 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; 45 mg cholesterol; 130 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is exactly the recipe that has been in my family for over 100 years. There is one difference that could make this one the VERY BEST.....ADD ANICE instead of Vanilla.. Then you will Not th...

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Everyone calls these Italian cookies but from our part of Italy you don't roll them into balls. That's the lazy way of making them. You roll them into thin ropes ( about 6 inches long) and swi...

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This is exactly the recipe that has been in my family for over 100 years. There is one difference that could make this one the VERY BEST.....ADD ANICE instead of Vanilla.. Then you will Not th...

Great, simple recipe. Sometimes we use lemon flavoring, sometimes anise. Our customers love these, and get upset with us if we run out of them. We make up a runny confection sugar glaze in a l...

tHESE COOKIES ARE JUST SUPERB!!! THEY WERE EASY TO MAKE AND I JUST DROPPED THEM WITH A MELON BALLER ON THE GREASED COOKIE SHEET. THEY ARE LIGHT AND NOT TOO SWEET. GREAT WITH COFFEE OR STRONG...

My grandma, mother and aunt (all now deceased) used to make cookies like these all the time, but I never made them. I just made a batch of these for a party, and they were a BIG hit.. and my si...

I have asked around for years for this recipe! An Italian neighbor used to give these to me as a child. I glazed them with confectioner's sugar and milk, then added sprinkles. Wonderful!

The best cookies I have ever made, my whole family loved them. I just added some cream after they had been baked (milk and sugar mixed together untill creamy) and sprinkles to make it an officia...

Everyone calls these Italian cookies but from our part of Italy you don't roll them into balls. That's the lazy way of making them. You roll them into thin ropes ( about 6 inches long) and swi...

Tastes just like my grandmothers! We called them tra-la-la's. Just e-mailed the recipe to my sisters. I used parchment paper and mine took more like 9-10 minutes. Thankyou - Thankyou!

These were AMAZING! I made them for my italian grandma and she loved them. I used anise extract instead, and they tasted just like I remember. I dipped the cookies in a confectioner's sugar glaz...