Italian Christmas Cookies

Italian Christmas Cookies
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cup flour
4 tsp. baking powder

Sift dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs; add vanilla and dry ingredients.

Knead and add flour as needed to keep dough from sticking to hands. Pinch off dough, roll in your hands to form a log and then twirl into shape. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

2 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
6 tsp. water
Stir until creamy

Dip cookies into icing and sprinkle with trim. Place on wire rack with wax paper on counter to collect the dripping icing and sprinkles.

12 thoughts on “Italian Christmas Cookies”

  1. I just made these and 1st 2 batches went almost flat but still very tasty…you have to add more flour than u can imagine..just keep dough so it is not sticky almost dry….or they will not stayed curled..last batch much better,,, will make again and I think I will try the lemon or orange on half the batch next year…made over 4 dozen…

  2. I made these, they puffed up, and expanded like noone’s business! I followed the recipe to the letter and they still didn’t come out. They were gooey on the inside and didn’t keep shape. Threw out entire batch! Grr

  3. Just made a batch of these. Turned out perfectly! Needs a bit more flavor, though, for me. I’ll add something, in addition to vanilla, to the frosting. Love them. Brings back childhood memories.

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