Italian Cookie Recipe

from Created by Diane

5eggs

1 1/2cups salted butter melted and cooled (10 minutes)

5-6 cups flour

1 ¾ sugar

2 tsp baking powder

3 tsp vanilla

In medium bowl, whisk eggs and melted butter.

In large bowl stir together flour, sugar and baking powder, make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the egg mixture then vanilla.  Mix, until shiny. About 2 minutes. Cover bowl with waxed paper and let the dough stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. When rolling out this dough, don’t be afraid to add flour. It will not make the dough tough.

Heat oven to 350 degrees roll out dough to 3/8" thick with flour and cut with cookie cutter.

 Bake 12 minutes

Makes at least 5 dozen (3 inch) cookies.

Let cookies completely cool before icing.

Icing Recipe

2 cups confectioners’ (powdered) sugar

4 Tablespoons water

1 Tablespoon corn syrup

In small bowl mix together until smooth add more milk/water if too thick or confectioners’ sugar if too thin.

Add food coloring and mix well. I prefer Americolor food coloring.

When you pull up some icing on a spatula and drizzle it back into the bowl, the design should disappear in 10 seconds for the correct consistency.

Outline the cookie with a #2 tip and use a #3 tip to fill in the design.

Let icing set on decorated cookies before storing, this takes about 12 hours.

The cookies won’t go stale, the icing is covering the tops preserving the freshness.

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