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!


  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!

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

  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

  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!!