Italian Sprinkle Cookies

Recipe by Little elf
READY IN: 12mins
YIELD: 72 cookies




  • Using a heavy-duty electric mixer on high speed, beat eggs until light and foamy, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar and baking powder; gradually add shortening and extracts until a bead-like texture is formed.
  • Gradually add beaten eggs (dough will be stiff).
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 12 minutes.
  • The tops of the cookies will not brown, but the bottoms should brown slightly.
  • For glaze, combine milk and extracts in a large bowl.
  • Add sugar; whisk until all lumps are dissolved and the glaze is smooth.
  • As soon as cookies are removed from the oven, quickly immerse two or three at a time into the glaze. Remove with a slotted spoon or fingers.
  • Place cookies on wire racks to drain.
  • Quickly top with sprinkles.
  • Let dry 24 hours before storing in airtight containers.