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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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ClareVH April 06, 2004

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

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j1222lo_10160405 December 09, 2011

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

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JackieMarie December 14, 2009

My godmother passed this recipe on to my mom, and so on. You can also shape the cookies into any small shapes you like. We separate smaller portions of dough and add different flavorings (anise, orange, etc etc). And rather than decorate before cooking, we mix up a simple icing that can also be flavored, dip first in the icing and then in various festive toppings like colored sugars.

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1033366 November 19, 2008

Kim I made these too for my boxes I give out to family and friends. My mil was over when I made these and loved them.. I rolled some in colored sugars, I took a pic of all the cookies they are the red long ones. I also rolled some in sesame seeds. Excellent tasting cookie that will be made again. Thanks for a hit. :) faith58

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faith58 December 19, 2005

This has been one of my very favorite cookies for years and I had not made them in a long while, so I was so glad to find this recipe. They came out just perfect and I have really been enjoying them. Thanks so much, Kim. You have some great recipes and I will surely be trying more of them.

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Marie September 30, 2004
Italian Seed Cookies