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Italian Easter Cookies

Italian Easter Cookies Recipe and Video

Description

These are a traditional cookie from Italy flavored with vanilla and almond extracts. They are tied in loose knots and baked, then frosted with tinted icing.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 3 large eggs 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

Instructions

  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.

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Nutritional Information

Italian Easter Cookies

Servings Per Recipe: 48
Calories: 137.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 3 %
carbohydrates: 7 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 1 %
sugars:
fat: 8 %
saturated fat: 14 %
cholesterol: 7 %
vitamin a iu: 3 %
niacin equivalents: 7 %
vitamin b6: 1 %
vitamin c:
folate: 5 %
calcium: 3 %
iron: 3 %
magnesium: 1 %
potassium: 1 %
sodium: 3 %
thiamin: 8 %
calories from fat:
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*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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