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Italian Cookies (P)
Source: Sons of Italy Ladies Lodge
Serves: About 3 dozen

6 beaten eggs
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. flavoring (anise or lemon)
3 to 4 cups flour

Confectioners' sugar
Anise or lemon flavoring
Nonpareils (colored)

Make Cookies:
Cream shortening and sugar. Add beaten eggs and flavoring. Add enough flour to hold together.

Shape into balls (size of walnut). Put onto well greased cookie sheet and bake at 400°F for 10 to 15 minutes.

Make Frosting:
Mix enough sugar with flavoring or make a very loose frosting.

When cookies are cool, dip the tops in the frosting. Sprinkle with Nonpareils.

Poster's Notes: These recipes are not TNT, but I got them from a TNT recipe book put out by an organization in my hometown.

I have a family recipe for the same cookies which I cannot locate. I've called my sister for the recipe and when I get it I will forward it along. The amounts of the ingredients may differ - I don't know. But my recipe if definitely TNT. These are also sold in Italian bakeries (of course) and in our local supermarkets.

Posted by Pauline Miller

Nutritional Info Per Serving:N/A