Italian Seed Cookies

"My family has been making this traditional Italian cookie for years. My family expects these every Christmas, but they are good anytime!"
 
Italian Seed Cookies created by Kim D.
Ready In:
50mins
Ingredients:
10
Yields:
100 cookies
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directions

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

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  1. j1222lo_10160405
    Excellent Italian cookie. Everyone just loves these. I will make them for ever...
     
  2. JackieMarie
    Made it exactly as recipe says and they were very good...my grandma even said they tasted like they came from the corner bakery!
     
  3. 1033366
    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.
     
  4. Kim D.
    Italian Seed Cookies Created by Kim D.
  5. faith58
    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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