Kathy's Italian Cookies

Kathy's Italian Cookies


"A delicious frosted Italian cookie passed down to me from my grandmother."


servings 237 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 237 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 148 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream margarine or butter and sugar thoroughly; add eggs, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of orange juice. Combine flour and baking powder and gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Knead dough on lightly floured board for about 5 minutes. Using tablespoonfuls of dough, roll in 6-inch lengths; press ends together to form rings. Let stand on ungreased cookie sheets at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  3. Bake 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 15-17 minutes or until lightly golden.
  4. To Make Icing: Combine 2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar with enough orange juice to make a thin glaze. Dip each hot cookie into glaze; cool on racks. Decorate with confetti sprinkles, if desired.
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  1. 47 Ratings


i have searched so long for these cookies. my motherinlaw died about 5 years ago and never got the recipe. it broke my daughers heart. yesterday i told her jeannine i think i found a recipe fo...

Was looking for a recipe like my husband's grandmother, and this was it!!! These are excellent and so easy to make...thank you for sharing! The only extra we do is to add a little anise extrac...

I rarely give any recipe 5 stars because I'm always trying to please 3 other picky family members, however my family LOVED these cookies. My son practically at a dozen by himself before I could...

These were good. They were light and not too sweet. I added orange zest in the cookie batter as well(I just love orange zest!).

Excellent recipe --my italian boyfriend and his family devoured them. They are light and soft. I added 1 tsp almond extract, (next time I'll add 2 since I liked the flavor). I made them into ...

I had searched high and low....asking every Italian friend I knew and no luck until I found Kathy's recipe...I can now stop looking. My spouse is a happy cookie monster. Thanks Kathy.

This recipe was just okay for me. The next time I make it I'm going to try adding chocolate chips like Sonia did to add a bit more flavor to the cookie. I like the glaze, but it might be helpful...

These ARE the best! They are a staple on our Christmas table every year. My Aunt passed this down from her family in Italy to me.

My husbands aunt has made these for years and everyone loves them....unfortunately her recipe was a little of this and a little of that...haha..and we never could duplicate them...I showed her t...