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Italian Christmas Cookies Recipe
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Orange rind||1 Tablespoon|
|Flour||6 Cup (96 tbs)|
|Baking powder||2 Tablespoon|
|Confectioners sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Lemon juice||1 Tablespoon|
Calories 876 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21 g32.9%
Saturated Fat 11.4 g56.9%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 251.8 mg
Sodium 469.3 mg19.6%
Total Carbohydrates 151 g50.4%
Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.6%
Sugars 53.4 g
Protein 19 g38.8%
Vitamin A 14.5% Vitamin C 7.6%
Calcium 42.2% Iron 40.6%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Grease cookie sheet.
Cream butter and sugar in mixer bowl until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs 1 at a time.
Add orange juice and rind.
Add flour and baking powder; mix well.
Knead until no longer sticky, kneading in additional flour if needed; dough will be stiff.
Shape into 1/2 x 3-inch ropes; tie into knots.
Place on prepared cookie sheet.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove to wire rack to cool.
Combine confectioners' sugar with enough lemon juice to make a thick glaze.
Drizzle over cookies; sprinkle with candies.