Iced Italian Cookies

READY IN: 50mins




  • Cream butter and sugar until soft and creamy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well.
  • Combine flour and baking powder, then blend into the butter mixture.
  • Break off small, walnut sized pieces of dough and shape into bows, braids, knots,"s" shapes, or any shape you desire.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 375 F until lightly browned, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Cool on wire racks,then ice as desired.
  • Icing: Blend sugar and your choice of flavoring, adding milk slowly to form a soft, smooth icing (some ice the cookies while they are still warm, others wait until they are cooled).
  • Sprinkle with colored sugar or confettini (tiny multi-colored sprinkles) before icing sets.