Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Italian fancy cookies with a pretty icing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat sugar, vanilla, lemon peel and 6 tablespoons
  3. of butter with an electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs one
  4. at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue to beat for
  5. 1 minute.
  6. Stir in flour and baking powder (will be a soft, sticky dough).
  7. Spoon dough into a pastry bag fitted with a 3/8-inch round tip.
  8. Pipe 2-inch diameter rings onto the parchment paper.
  9. Wet your fingertips and press ends of each ring together to form
  10. a smooth ring. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. To make icing: Melt 1 tablespoon of butter over low heat. Add
  12. sugar, water, lemon juice and vanilla and whisk until sugar melts
  13. and mixture is heated through. If icing is too thick to brush easily,
  14. add more water to thin. Remove cookies from oven and immediately
  15. brush warm icing over hot cookies. Cool iced cookies on sheet for
  16. 2 minutes. Transfer to a rack and cool completely.