A festive and simple cookie that will be enjoyed by everyone. It is fun to make, and young children might enjoy helping.
Italian Christmas Cookies
4 eggs 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup butter 2 tsp. vanilla 3 1/2 cup flour 4 tsp. baking powder Sift dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs; add vanilla and dry ingredients. Knead and add flour as needed to keep dough from sticking to hands. Pinch off dough, roll in your hands to form a log and then twirl into shape. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.
2 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 6 tsp. water Stir until creamy Dip cookies into icing and sprinkle with trim. Place on wire rack with wax paper on counter to collect the dripping icing and sprinkles.