Italian Sprinkle Cookies
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + standing
Makesabout 7 dozen
Never heard of these cookies being Italian before. My Mom got this recipe when she purchased a stand mixer way back in the 50's. We've been making these for years. They are soooo good & so easy to make.
Never made Italian cookies. But tired of same old cookie. These are truly delicious! Easy to make and more importantly Hubby loved them! Will be making them this Christmas season
I wanted to cry tasting these cookies because my grandma made these when I was a kid. I made them gluten free and used butter as I had no shortening. I subbed Fior Di Sicilia for the lemon extract. They were and are absolutely divine. Thank you thank you thank you
Little clouds of deliciousness. It's a two person process but worth it. I like a little smaller cookie so refrigerate dough to ease in rolling balls.
For Stacy, 2.5 tbsp b sling powder isn't bcc slot for 5 c flour!
I don’t know if extract goes bad or if there is just too much, but they looked great and tasted terrible.
My family loves this cookie. It is worth the time.
I have made these twice for my neighborhood cookie exchange. They are a winner. I do half the recipe as 7 dozen is a bit much for my family of 3 even with the cookie exchange.
I use anise instead of almond flavoring as well. Here's a Boston story about Italian Sprinkle Cookies: Poor Luigi was laying upstairs in his bed. He had a good life but unfortunately he was sick and dying. As he was laying in bed, suddenly he could smell cookies baking and knew immediately they were his favorite Italian Sprinkle cookies. He knew his wife Maria was making these as an act of love. He struggled to get out of bed and made his way down the stairs. Painfully, he made his way down step by step to the kitchen. He was weak and could barely walk. In front of him to his amazement was a counter full of cookies freshly made and cooling off. The sight brought tears to his eyes . His withered and shaking hand reached out to get a cookie. Suddenly his hand was hit by a wooden spoon and his wife yelled: "Hands off Luigi those are for your funeral!!"
I gebve it 5 stars even though I haven't made this recipe. I have a similar recipe but I use anise flavoring because thats what my Italian mother and all her friends used. I usually make half with Anise flavoring and half with Lemon flavoring.