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Italian Easter Cookies Recipe

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Italian Easter Cookies Recipe

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    Ingredients :

  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 3 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 (Optional)
  • Methods :

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  • Step 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.

  • Step 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.

  • Step 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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