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Italian Soft Cookies

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Category: Italian, Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 6 Eggs
  • 4 tb Melted shortening
  • 1/2 Box ( 1/2 lb) confectioners
  • Sugar
  • 1 tb Lemon extract
  • 1/4 ts Anise oil or extract
  • 3 tb Baking powder
  • 3 c Flour
  • Frosting:
  • Milk, confectioners
  • Sugar, colored jimmies


Beat eggs vwey well and blend in sugar, melted shortening and flavorings.
Sift flour and baking powder and add to mixture to make a soft dough. If to
sticky, add a bit more flour for a soft dough. Shape into 2 large fat long
rolls and flatten tops with finger tips. Place each on a greased cookie
sheet and bake 375 for 20 minutes or light golden. Cool, frost and slice on
the diagonal. For fosting, mix a little milk and powder sugar to make a
thin frosting. With pastry brush, brush over cookie rolls and sprinkle with
colored jimmies. Cut when cold.

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