Thursday, November 15, 2007

Italian Cookies


4 eggs
4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 lb butter
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Cream butter and sugar. Add remaining ingredients ending with flour.
Shape your cookies by hand. I like to make little twists, and pretzel shaped cookies.
Bake at 350 degrees until slightly golden about 10 minutes or so.
Glaze

Glaze:
Mix 10X sugar with Carnation evap milk, just enough to make glaze the consistency that you can spoon it or brush it on the cookies. Divide glaze in bowls and add food coloring if desired.
You can add flavorings if you desire, such as almond extract, or anise.

These are wonderful cookies, and great to make with your kids because they can shape them by hand and help glaze and decorate them. This was one of my son's favorite cookies when he was a kid.

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