Ginetti (Italian Puff Cookies)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by katie in the UP

This recipe came from my Grandmother. I've been making it for several years now. Usually at Christmas, I don't really know why...they would be good any time of year.

Top Review by tomsawyer

These were delicious cookies and definitely made five dozen. I really like the taste of the lemon in the cookies. I found that I need way more than 1 tsp of water for the glaze because 1 tsp just barely moistened and clumped it together. But eventually it became the type of glaze I wanted. I found that it really was necessary to grease my baking sheets because of how sticky the cookies were. I even greased my teaspoon! All in all, it was a very good cookie!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan; set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Beat the sugar and eggs together until they are very thick.
  3. Stir in the lemon zest and melted butter.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder; add to the egg mixture.
  5. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Drop by tsp 1 1/2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile prepare glaze.
  9. Glaze while cookies are warm.
  10. Store in airtight container!

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