Italian Easter Knot Cookies Recipe

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This Italian Easter cookies recipe is a traditional treat that is a must-have for the holidays. You can add your desired food coloring to the glaze to make the cookies more colorful and festive.

How To Make Italian Easter Knot Cookies

Prep: 45 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 1 hr


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract


  • 2 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar and baking powder.

  3. Mix with a wooden spoon and make a well in the center.

  4. In a small bowl, beat eggs just enough to combine. Stir in milk and vanilla.

  5. Pour wet ingredients into the well made in the dry ingredients.

  6. Beat with a wooden spoon until a soft dough forms.
  7. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rest 15 minutes.
  8. Divide dough into 5 pieces.
  9. On a floured work surface, roll each piece into a 1/2-inch-thick rope.

  10. Cut into 3-inch lengths and twist each into a loose knot or spiral, tucking the ends at the center.

  11. Bake on a baking sheet for 12-15 minutes until dry and still pale in color.

  12. Let the cookies partially cool.

Making the glaze

  1. In a medium bowl, combine confectioner's sugar, cream and lemon juice,

  2. Beat with a fork until sugar dissolves and everything is thoroughly blended.

  3. Dip the tops of the warm cookies into the sugar glaze.

  4. Set on a cookie sheet to dry before serving.


  • Sugar: 13g
  • :
  • Calcium: 27mg
  • Calories: 108kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 25mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 40mg
  • Vitamin A: 44IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
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