Mom's Traditional Italian Cookies

Recipe by Kozmic Blues
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins




  • For Cookie Dough: Cream butter & sugar.
  • Beat in eggs, baking powder, extracts and 3 cups of flour.
  • Add remaining flour until a stiff dough forms.
  • Chill dough for at least an hour to make it easier to work with.
  • At this point you can form the dough into knots (small for cookies- larger knots yield egg biscuits) or roll out the dough and use cutters.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375°.
  • For Glaze: I put about 2 cups of powdered sugar in a bowl, add the extract (just a splash) and a little milk.
  • Then I mix and add more milk until it gets to a smooth consistency- I don't like it too runny.
  • Should be like the consistency of a thick alfredo sauce.
  • Once cookies are cooled, dip the tops of each one into the glaze, or drizzle glaze over the cookies, and allow to dry completely.
  • Can be topped with colored sugar or sprinkles, your choice.