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
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.