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    Italian Seed Cookies

    Italian Seed Cookies. Photo by Kim D.

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    50 mins

    25 mins

    25 mins

    Kim D.'s Note:

    My family has been making this traditional Italian cookie for years. My family expects these every Christmas, but they are good anytime!

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375°F.
    2. 2
      Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl; set aside.
    3. 3
      In a mixing bowl, blend butter and shortening.
    4. 4
      Add eggs, milk and vanilla.
    5. 5
      Gradually add dry ingredients, making a soft dough.
    6. 6
      Divide dough into 4 pieces.
    7. 7
      Roll each piece into a long roll, about a 1/2-inch diameter; cut into 2-inch pieces.
    8. 8
      Roll each piece in sesame seeds.
    9. 9
      Place 1-inch apart on a baking seet.
    10. 10
      Bake 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
    11. 11
      Cool on wire racks.
    12. 12
      Store in airtight containers.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 06, 2004


      These are wonderful little cookies! Not too sweet, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, they are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee or tea. I used all butter in the recipe and rolled them into balls. The recipe made 38 cookies for me. The next time I make these, I may add just a hint of anise or citrus zest. Thanks for sharing this great recipe Kim.

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    • on December 09, 2011

      Excellent Italian cookie. Everyone just loves these. I will make them for ever...

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    • on December 14, 2009


      Made it exactly as recipe says and they were very grandma even said they tasted like they came from the corner bakery!

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Seed Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (920 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 36.3
    Calories from Fat 14
    Total Fat 1.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 5.0 mg
    Sodium 16.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 1.5 g
    Protein 0.7 g

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