Sunday, December 12, 2010

Italian Sprinkle Cookies

time to make the cookies!!

what i love about this recipe is that i can make them ahead of time…while they are at school….and then put them to work decorating them when they get home.

wait…what are we missing here???!!

cookiemakers

hats of course!!

cookiecaroline cookiecoop

my taste tester caught in action!

cookieeater  yum! yum!!cookies

this recipe makes a little over 60 cookies!!! enough to eat a bunch now and freeze the rest for later!

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I have no idea where i got this recipe….it has always been a clipping from a newspaper that i taped into my recipe book!

this is a dry cookie, great with coffee, with a little bit of sweetness. It wouldn’t be Christmas without these!

Italian Cookies

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks of margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 Tbsp anise extract
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 4 tsps baking powder

Beat eggs and sugar until smooth.  Add margarine and beat again.  Add flavorings and continue beating. Add baking powder and flour gradually.  Beat until well blended.  More flour can be added in order to make dough stick together.

Preheat oven 350 degrees.  With floured hands take small amounts of dough and roll into balls.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes (more like 12 in my oven). Cool on cookie rack.

Glaze: mix 1 1/2 cups of confectionary sugar with 4 Tbsps of milk. Dip cookie in glaze and then dip into sprinkles.

**i am linking up to Lifeingrace’s Cookie Party…check out all of the great cookies!

8 comments:

Kerri said...

Your pictures of the kids are so GOOD! And those cookies look good too...all these recipes floating around blogland is making it very difficult for someone like me that likes to try new recipes!

Jenny said...

Yummo! We are making sugar cookies today. A big mess but a big success!!!

Nicolle said...

I love the caught in the act photo! The kids look like they are having so much fun making these. The cookies sound delicious and I love them all decorated up! I think cookies are one of the best parts of the holiday.

Megan said...

looks so yummy!!

Jen said...

These are sooo cute and sound really yummy. I cnat beleive all the flavors that are in them.
We are going to try some new recipes this year....I think these will be be perfect! Thanks!

sloan said...

OK, that online photo course really paid off, your pictures are even more fabulous than usual these days!!

Your cookies look soooo yummy!! One of these days I'm gonna get an earlier start to Christmas and freeze yummy treats like these ahead of time - so smart!! Thanks for sharing, I'll definitely give these a try!!

edie said...

they look beautiful and yumsies!
thanks so much for the joining the party.
much love this christmas,
edie

Megan said...

Wow, I am totally inspired by all of the Christmas goodness going on at your house!