For the week of November 23 - 27th it's all about sweet treats so I hope you will link up a beloved recipe to share. At weeks end we will be picking some of our favorites! So throw on your apron and come join me as I make a mess in the kitchen.
I have to give a disclaimer that these cookies have an acquired taste. In total honesty if you're not a anise fan (think black licorice) then you won't like these...but there is an easy way to switch up the flavor and I'll show you down below.
These cookies remind me so much of growing up and my mom baking them in the kitchen. When David and I first started dating I went over to his grandma's house with him and what do you know just came out of the oven?
Italian Christmas Cookies.
I believe our fate was sealed.
Italian Christmas Cookies
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
Sift dry ingredients
Cream butter and sugar
Beat in eggs and vanilla
Add dry ingredients
Knead and add flour as needed to keep dough from sticking to hands
Pinch off dough, roll in hands
Form a log and twirl into shape
Place on greased baking sheets
375 degrees 10 min
2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
2 tsp anise (you can swap the anise with clear vanilla extract)
6 tsp water
stir until creamy
Dip cookies in icing and sprinkle
Place on wire rack to cool
Now hop on over to see what my lovely co hosts are whipping up!
How to join
- Link up your favorite holiday sweet treat by putting the URL and name of your blog post into the InLinkz widget below.
- Visit 3-5 other blogs in the Holiday Blog Hop and leave a comment on other posts.
- Share this Holiday Blog Hop with your friends and readers on social media using the #SavvySassyHoliday hashtag.
- Don't forget to head over to Savvy Sassy Moms next week to link up for Week 3 which is all about Dazzling DIY (decor, gifts, etc.)!