Recipe By Anonymous
Published Feb 24th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 6 -8 dozen Calories 1056.4

This recipe is from my Italian mother-in-law. She refers to them as spoon cookies because most Italian cookies are shaped and these are just dropped from a spoon. They’re usually seen at Christmas.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package multicolored sprinkles (jimmies)
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ cup milk

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. 2 Cream the butter or margarine with the white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and eggs and mix well. Stir in the baking powder and flour. Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. In a small bowl beat milk into the confectioners' sugar a tablespoon at a time until it is of a drizzling consistency.
  3. 3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 10 minutes. Let cookies cool then drizzle with confectioners' sugar and milk glaze then sprinkle with candy sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 1056.4
  • Carbohydrate 160.5 g
  • Cholesterol 268.2 mg
  • Fat 38.6 g
  • Fiber 2.8 g
  • Protein 17.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 21.3 g
  • Sodium 620.9 mg
  • Sugar 79.8 g


  1. so good like others I added almond. they were gone so fast and my boyfriend raved about them to everyone
  2. These have a nice texture but the flavor is a little bland. They need some salt to offset the sugar and next time I'd try some different extracts like anise or orange.
  3. I Loved these cookies I just added a little more butter Softness sweetness Cook time a litle longer 3-6 mins more took me 30 min. for the frist batch to be done and very easy to change. You can add almost anything you want & these cookie will taste great.
  4. Just delicious!!
  5. I made these at Christmas and put them on platters of cookies I give away to family and friends. They were easy to make and because you can decorate them without a lot of effort they looked great on the platters. They coud be decorated for any occasion not just Christmas. They were not too - Read more ...
  6. These cookies were decent but not as flavorful as I had hoped. The good news is that I was able to rescue them with a PERFECT icing recipe: combine 5 C. confectionary sugar 6 Tbs water 1 1/2 Tbs fresh lemon juice and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over - Read more ...
  7. I needed a recipe for a bridal shower I was catering and the only thing they said they wanted was "Italian cookies" - so I hunted and tried this one - it's amazing! The cookies are nice and moist and if you add some flavoring to the icing they are even better! I used a - Read more ...
  8. These were good and freezed well too. I think they may be even better if you substituted almond extract for the vanilla.
  9. Add a teaspoon of anise instead of vanilla to the mix and you will love these cookies even more!!
  10. very good and very easy to work with dough. I think next time I will use another frosting though did not care for the glaze.

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