Italian Christmas Cookies

By WKBW Programming

Italian Christmas Cookies

Ingredients

What’s a cookie platter or exchange without a few Italian Christmas cookies? Well, you’ll be all set with these easy-to-make, fun-to-decorate, everybody-loves ’em favorites.

Baking Time: 12 min

 
Ingredients
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 eggs

  • Glaze
     
  • 3 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk

     
  • Rainbow sprinkles and decorating sugar for topping (optional)

Directions

 

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, oil, milk, salt, lemon juice, and eggs. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets.
     
  3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until cookies are set but not brown. Let sit 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
     
  4. In a medium bowl, combine glaze ingredients and stir until smooth.
     
  5. Dip tops of cooled cookies in glaze and place on wire rack then immediately decorate as desired.
     
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
OOH ITS SO GOOD!
Options
If you want to decorate your cookies with multiple colors, separate glaze into smaller bowls and mix in food colors one drop at a time until reaching desired colors. If you want to add a flavor to your glaze, add a drop of your favorite extract.
 

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