Thursday, March 28, 2013

Almond Italian Easter Cookies

This recipe was handed down from a close family friend.  
They taste like Easter!


Almond Italian Easter Cookies

6 eggs
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!






5 comments:

  1. Wow, I swear you guys, I just keep scrolling and scrolling and I love every thing I see! I'm finally following and I'm glad I won't miss a single post now. I already have your lemon spoon cake on my "to make" list and I can't resist almond extract, so I gotta add these cookies now too!

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  2. These look delicious! I can't wait to give them a try real soon! My family will love them:)

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  3. Thank you so much for joining in with the Say G'Day Saturday linky party! I've just shared this on Google+ and Pinterest.

    Hope to see you again this Saturday!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz
    xo

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  4. Wow, that icing look really good running down the sides of these. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great weekend!!

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