Grandma’s Little Round Italian Cookies

I’m getting tons of emails for my Grandma’s cookie recipe that I talked about on Mojo the other day.  Well, here it is:


Grandma’s Little Round Italian Cookies

1/2 pound margarine

6 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup baking powder

1 Tablespoon vanilla

6 cups flour

Melt margine and cool.  In a large bowl, add eggs, sugar, baking powder, vanilla, and cooled margarine.

Add the flour, turn out onto a counter, and knead to a smooth dough.

Roll the dough into small balls, about the size of walnuts.

Place each ball onto a greased and floured cookie sheet.

After all the balls are on the cookie sheet, use the floured end of your little finger and pierce the center of each ball before baking.

Bake at 350-degrees for 15 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are a light golden brown (the top will still be pale)

After the cookies are cool, frost them with the following icing and added rainbow nopareils.


1 pound powered sugar

1/2 stick margarine

2 lid-fuls fo vanilla, plus a hint of any flavored oil, like lemon, orange, or almond.

Add just enough milk to make a smooth spreading consistency.

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9 Comments on “Grandma’s Little Round Italian Cookies”

  1. Patricia Hart
    December 7, 2012 at 7:51 PM #

    Oh Mark. Thank you. It wouldn’t be Christmas without those delicious things.



  2. muriel
    December 8, 2012 at 3:16 AM #

    help…. any idea where I can find a conversion chart from american to united kingdom for your brill…… receipies. many thanks.


    December 8, 2012 at 9:33 AM #

    Thank you, I have been looking for this recipe


  4. Machelle
    December 8, 2012 at 4:04 PM #



  5. crazy quilter
    December 9, 2012 at 6:03 PM #

    Sound good I will try to make them


  6. December 18, 2012 at 9:50 AM #

    Hey Mark! Thanks for sharing Grandmas’s cookie recipe. Have a wonderful Christmas!


  7. December 19, 2012 at 10:19 AM #

    I’m going to give these a try…my Dad was the principal of the Michelangelo Middle School in the North End of Boston. I miss the big plates of Italian Cookies he would bring home during the holidays!


  8. Patti C.
    December 20, 2012 at 8:32 AM #

    a/k/a Anginettis – I made these last night – just like Grandma Lena’s!
    This recipe was in the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of Quilter’s Home…


  9. Margaret Peters
    December 27, 2012 at 7:16 AM #

    Be careful! VERY careful! My best friend makes these, and they are addictive! I ate the whole plateful this Christmas


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