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Italian Village Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Grandmother Angela

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
1/2 cup butter
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
8 tsp. baking powder
3 cups flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon extract
1/4 cup orange juice

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl, blend shortening and butter with pastry cutter until crumbly. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, sugar and salt until cream colored. Add extracts and orange juice; mix well. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and gently stir. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll dough into a pencil thin rope. Cut pieces off and make them into circles or braids. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe was one that the Italian village bakeries all made. Each different bakery would have their own style or "special tweak" on these cookies. This was my grandmother's version, as well as one of our father's favorite cookies.

 

 

 

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