Thursday, December 23, 2010

Italian Sprinkle Cookies~

I am totally in LOVE with this cookie!  We love to make it for the holidays but we make them a little different with a few shots of OJ!  It has the amazing texture of cake with a light orange glaze and lots of fun sprinkles to make it festive!
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So here's the recipe:

Cookie Ingredients:
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 eggs
6 cups flour
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp Orang Juice
2 Tbs baking powder
Cream the butter and the sugar. 
Then slowly add the eggs one at a time making sure to scrape the bowl betweeen each addition. 
Add the vanilla and the orange juice. 

Then in a seperate bowl mix the flour and baking powder. 
It helps to have a friend!
Add the flour mixture to the dough and mix until sticky

... and yes it will be STICKY!
Use your cookie scoop to make round balls and place on a parchment covered cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. 

Then bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 - 15 minutes depending on the size of your scoop.. again mine is BIG!  Oh and I am a cookie tray flipper so I bake halfway and then flip the sheet and finish it up!

While the cookies are baking make the glaze
Glaze Ingredients
2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbls orange juice
2 Tbls water
Mix the ingredients together and whisk until it makes a watery glaze.
Once the cookies come out of the oven give them a minute (or you'll be sorry.. my fingers certainly were!) or so and then dip them in the glaze
 and sprinkle with nonparels.
These cookies are soo versatile!  You can change up the liquid that you are using to change the flavor.  Sometimes I like to make strawberry flavored or almond with a little extract.  And for holidays you can always add a little food coloring to make them extra festive!

Hope you enjoy these happy little cookies as much as we do!
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  1. Oh Girl, these look great! I have 3 days off starting Christmas Day & I will be doing more baking & fudge making. I'm gonna put these on my list of things to bake. Thanks for this recipe!

  2. These look very good. Thanks for sharing and linking up!