Italian cookies with frosting are sweet little balls of buttery flavor and goodness. It’s impossible to eat just one, but thankfully this Italian cookie recipe makes such a large batch, you can enjoy as many as you want!
Things to remember about this Italian cookies recipe
How many cookies does this recipe make?
How long do Italian cookies last?
What are the ingredients in the Italian cookies?
How to make Italian Cookies
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 cups flour (may need more)
- 4 tsp baking powder
powdered sugar glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- small amount milk
To make the cookies
- In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, vanilla, milk, and sugar.
- Add in the 5 cups of flour and baking powder. The dough should be firm and not sticky. If necessary, add in more flour.
- Chill your bowl full of dough for 30 minutes to cool and turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Add flour to your hands and begin shaping your cookies. If your dough is sticking to your hands add in more flour.
- Place your dough onto a prepared baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-14 minutes. When finished cookies will be lightly golden brown on the bottom but white everywhere else. Let them cool before adding the glaze.
To make the glaze
- In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk and stir until well combined and there are no lumps. If needed, add in more powdered sugar to get a good consistency. If the mix is too thick, add in more milk 1 tsp at a time. You want the frosting runny but not thin.
- Dip your cookies in the glaze and lay them back on the baking sheet to set. If desired, you can top with sprinkles while the glaze is wet.
How do you keep Italian cookies fresh?
After letting your cookies cool completely, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. If you want to ensure that they stay nice and fresh, you could lay the cookies in layers with a piece of parchment paper in between each layer.
Can you leave cookies out overnight?
Can you freeze Italian cookies?
you can freeze these cookies for a longer storage solution. Lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 1 hour before transferring to a Ziploc bag. You may also want to keep the cookies layered with parchment paper once in the bag to prevent the icing from sticking the cookies together.
If you like these cookies (or want more cookie ideas) check out these delicious treats!
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- Banana Cream Cookies
- Lemon Butter Cookies
I hope you enjoyed my grandma’s Italian cookie recipe and that they can add a little more memories to your table or holiday experiences.