This recipe was handed down from a close family friend.
They taste like Easter!
Almond Italian Easter Cookies
1 cup sugar
2 sticks butter melted and cooled
1 oz. almond extract (or any flavor you like)
4 1/2 cups flour (sifted)
6 tsp. baking powder
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet.
In a large bowl mix eggs, sugar, melted butter and extract.
In a separate bowl mix flower and baking powder.
Gradually mix dry ingredients to the egg mixture. (If it feels too sticky, add a little more flour.)
Take a spoonful at a time, roll in a ball and place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
To make the confectionary frosting:
Add a little bit of milk to confectionary sugar (you want it rather thick.) Add a few drops of almond extract and food coloring of your choice. Dip into frosting upside down and put on rack to dry!
Warning: These cookies are addicting.
...can't say we didn't warn ya!