Italian Holiday (Christmas / Easter) Butter Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cake flour (sifted)
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups confectionery sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla

Directions

  • Mix ingredients together.
  • Shape in to 6″ X 8″ rectangle
  • Cut into 48 pieces.
  • Press into cookie molds.
  • Brush top with milk.
  • Sprinkle top with colored sugar.
  • Bake at 350 for 5 minutes.

Deb

Grandma’s Italian Butter Ball Christmas Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • Italian Butterball Cookies1-cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  • Mix butter with sugar until fluffy.
  • Add salt, extract, flour, nuts, and chocolate.
  • Mix well.
  • Refrigerate for 1/2 hour.
  • Heat oven to 350.
  • Shape dough into 1/2? balls.
  • Place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake 15 minutes until light brown.
  • Let cool.
  • Roll in confectionery sugar.

Philomena

Mom’s Italian Anise Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sifted flour
  • 4 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-cup sugar
  • 1/2-cup margarine
  • 2 tbs. Anise
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup toasted almonds

Directions

  • Combine eggs, sugar, anise, and margarine.
  • Combine flour, baking powder & salt.
  • Mix together and work in nuts.
  • Dough should be moist, not sticky.
  • Roll into 2 loaves 12″ x 3″.
  • Bake on greased cookie sheets at 350 for 30 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 minutes.
  • Cut into 1 in. slices
  • Turn on sides and bake 5 minutes more on each side.
  • Cool.
  • Makes 3 dozen.

Rita