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Italian Christmas Cookies

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“Received this in an email from Gourmet_recipes-From_around_the_world which noted these came from "Country Woman". Sounds like a nice addition to the Christmas cookie platters, something with a bit of protein rather than all simple carbohydrate.”
8 1/2 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Cookies:.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in ricotta and vanilla.
  5. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed.
  6. mixture.
  7. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking.
  8. sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  10. For Frosting:.
  11. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add enough.
  12. milk until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Frost cooled.
  13. cookies and immediately decorate with sprinkles.
  14. Store in the refrigerator.

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