Ma's Italian Christmas Cookies
  • 2¾ cups flour, (sifted)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 T flavor
  • ⅛ t salt
  • 3 t baking powder
  • 1 stick butter
  • Icing*
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking powder.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  4. Add dry flour a little at a time to the wet mixture and mix until all is incorporated.
  5. Roll out a log shape. You'll get a few of these that are about 1" in diameter. Later you can cut the long cookies into diagonal cookies. Or you can make ball shapes.
  6. Cook for about 15-20 minutes. The tops will be light (not golden) but the bottoms will be golden.
  7. Allow cookies to cool on a rack. Once cook ice the cookies and add any toppings. Allow icing to dry and then cut if you made long shapes.
*Icing Ratio: ½ t flavoring, 1 cup powdered sugar, 8 t milk
Recipe by The Taste Edit at