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Grandma's Italian Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Grandma's Italian Cookies, by , is from The Calabro Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jan, Joe Calabro
Added: Thursday, September 20, 2007


4 cups unbleached, all purpose flour;
5 tsp baking powder;
1/4 tsp salt;
1 cup sugar;
(Sift all the above ingredients together);
2 eggs (3 eggs if the two aren't large ones);
3/4 cup milk or soy milk;
1/2 cup canola oil;
3 tbsp anisette or sambuco liquor, or anise extract
2 cups confectioner's sugar;
2 tbsp anisette;
2 tbsp milk;
food coloring of your choice

Preheat oven to 375. Measure flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a bowl. Sift into a separate bowl. Combine eggs, milk, oil and anisette. Whisk. Pour over the dry ingredients. Mix well. Put the dough on a cookie sheet. 1 full teaspoon = 1 cookie. Bake for 12 minutes, until VERY light, golden in color. Cool on racks.
ANISETTE GLAZE: Combine 2 cups confectioners sugar, 2 tbsp anisette, and 2 tbsp milk (or a little more if you want the glaze to be "loose"). Stir until creamy, adding your choice of food coloring. Spread on tops of cookies.

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Number Of Servings:
makes about 35 cookies




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