Italian Lemon Cookies

Recipe by Lubie
READY IN: 31mins
YIELD: 48 cookies




  • In a small bowl, sift flour and baking powder together.
  • In mixing bowl, beat eggs with sugar until light and lemon colored.
  • Add the softened butter and lemon zest.
  • Slowly beat in the flour and baking powder.
  • Gradually add milk and vanilla.
  • Dough should be soft.
  • Divide dough into 6 sections.
  • Roll out each section into a rope 1/2-inch wide.
  • Cut into 3-inch pieces and twist each piece to form a loop.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet or a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in a 350°F oven for 10-12 minutes or until light brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • Combine the powdered sugar and enough orange juice to form a thin icing.
  • Brush on top of cookies and sprinkle with colored candies.
  • Makes about 4 dozen cookies, depending on size and shape of cookie.