Italian Cookies Recipe

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Dawn Mccoy Modified: March 24, 2022
Italian Cookies Recipe

How To Make Italian Cookies

Although they’re traditionally flavored with anise, you can make these Italian cookies with almond extract. The result is a soft and tender treat.

Preparation: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 2eggs
  • 6tbspoil
  • ½cupsugar
  • 1tspalmond,or anise or vanilla extract
  • 2cupsflour
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • 1pinchsalt

For Glaze:

  • 2cupspowdered sugar
  • 1tspalmond,or anise or vanilla extract
  • 1pinchsalt
  • 3tbspcream,or milk, warmed



    1. Whisk together eggs, oil, sugar, and extract in a mixing bowl. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.

    2. Roll dough by tablespoonfuls into balls. Chill balls of dough for at least an hour, or freeze for 15 to 20 minutes.  Place cold dough balls on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

    3. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 9 minutes, or till tops are set. Bottoms will be lightly browned, but tops should still be white. Remove cookies to cooling racks and cool completely.

    4. For glaze, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk till smooth, adding enough warm cream to get a thin but creamy consistency.

    5. Dip tops of the cookies in the glaze, then top with sprinkles.


    • Calories: 109.69kcal
    • Fat: 3.81g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.66g
    • Trans Fat: 0.01g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.11g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.92g
    • Carbohydrates: 17.85g
    • Fiber: 0.25g
    • Sugar: 11.24g
    • Protein: 1.29g
    • Cholesterol: 12.72mg
    • Sodium: 39.03mg
    • Calcium: 27.07mg
    • Potassium: 15.70mg
    • Iron: 0.20mg
    • Vitamin A: 10.75µg
    • Vitamin C: 0.01mg
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