Italian Christmas Cookies

"A traditional Italian Cookie"
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Ready In:
2 dozen cookies




  • Firstly, sift the flour and baking powder together into a bowl.
  • Then, in a larger bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and add vanilla, then pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix.
  • Knead and add flour as needed to keep dough from sticking to hands. Pinch off dough, roll in your hands to form a log and then twirl into shape. Place on greased cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.
  • Combine the next 3 ingredients until creamy.
  • Dip cookies into icing and sprinkle with trim. Place on wire rack with wax paper on counter to collect the dripping icing and sprinkles.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Buzell
    I want to make the Italian Christmas cookies but they're for next Friday can I freeze them once they're made
  2. Madeline A.
    How do you store them? It’s 2 days before Christmas Eve
  3. Eileen W.
    Can the dough be frozen to bake at a later date


  1. Beatrice P.
    This recipe is so incomplete, you will waste your valuable time & money!! The directions are so on earth can you sift eggs, sugar & butter? If you try to follow the directions, it just won't work. Use my directions!! Sift dry ingredients except the confectioners sugar!!!.....cream butter & sugar...beat in eggs & vanilla.....then add dry ingredients. Save the confectioners sugar for the icing with vanilla & water. Good Luck!!
  2. clagreca428
    We grew up helping mom roll the little balls of dough into long "logs". After that mom would curl the logs and shape them into what we graciously called "TURDS". Hence...the name for these are "MOMS COCKY COOKIES". Then we would swirl, dip or sprinkle colorful sugars or jimmies (old school for sprinkles) and enjoy this fun and delicious Holiday treat. KEEP THE TRADITION GOING!
  3. Cathie N.
    I have made these every year for Christmas, and are one of my favorites. For those who say they are bland did you forget to put in the vanilla, or perhaps you didn't dip them in icing? Does everything have to have chocolate in order to be flavorful?
  4. chrisbetts07
    I think you have a type o. The first direction says to sift first 6 ingredients. This doesn't make sense with ingredient list.
  5. Kim W.
    I love this recipe i have made these for years and not necessarily at christmas time.


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