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Italian Christmas Cookies

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 6
  Orange rind 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Tablespoon
  Confectioners sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

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 mg83.9%

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

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Italian Christmas Cookies Recipe