Lemon Anginetti (Italian Drop Cookies)
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Janelle
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
A delicious and much-loved traditional Italian cookie.
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 6 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tsp. lemon extract
  • * grated lemon rind ~ optional
Icing
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk (or more if too thick)
  • 2 ½ teaspoons lemon extract
  • Multi-colored non pareils
Instructions
  1. Mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. Cream butter; add sugar and beat until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and flavorings. Cream well. Add dry ingredients; mix until smooth texture. (dough will be a bit sticky) If dough seems light colored, add a drop or 2 of yellow food coloring.
  4. Chill dough until firm.
  5. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake @ 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  7. Let cool; make icing.
  8. Combine all icing ingredients together and mix well.
  9. Once the cookies are cool, frost with icing.
  10. Sprinkle with non pareils.
Recipe by the chic brûlée at http://thechicbrulee.com/2011/01/14/anginette-cookies/