May 14, 2011

CONNECTICUT- Italian Cookies 1

Finally I have another installment in my 50 States Cookie project. Connecticut's most searched for cookie was this recipe.
This was a very simple cookie to make, and simple is always good, right?
ITALIAN COOKIES 1
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.  Mix in the eggs and vanilla.  In a separate bowl combine the flour an baking powder; stir into creamed sugar.  Blend well.
Divide dough into walnut sized portion.  Roll each piece into a rope and then shape into a loop. (This is where I got confused.  The picture that accompanies this recipe doesn't match the directions, so I went with my own idea.)
Place cookies 2" apart on greased or parchment lined baking sheets.
Bake for 8-10 min until firm and golden at the edges.
I chose this ribbon design for breast cancer awareness





The original recipe doesn't call for frosting (and truly the photo that accompanies the recipe doesn't match the directions),  but I really think the cookie needed something else.  Its a great tasting cookie, but is a bit dry and a little bland without some kind of frosting or maybe a chocolate drizzle.
I was too lazy to make frosting, so I used 1/2 a container of purchased frosting, microwaved it for 15 seconds, stirred well, and then drizzled over the cookie.  As the frosting cools it sets back up...love this shortcut!

1 comment:

the thrifty ba said...

i remember these cookies and now i am having flashbacks to my nana! these truely are an italian treat! (kinda like me!)