Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Grandma's Soft Italian Wedding Cookies with Frosting (Wedding Tray Cookies)


Mom's special recipe handed down from generation to generation. You will often find this soft frosted cookies on large trays at Italian weddings and other Italian functions. Very versatile, flavored any way you like them.



Italian Wedding Tray Cookies
 
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoon lemon, almond, vanilla or anise extract
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, drop on cookies sheets by teaspoons. Bake at 350 till brown. Cool frost add colored sprinkles.
Frosting:
2 1/2 cup confectionary sugar
3 tablespoons butter softened
1 teaspoons of extract of your choice above
2 to 3 tablespoons water to mix
Mix adding more water if this is to thick to spread, add more 10x sugar if its too thin.. beat till smooth.
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