Updated: Feb 3, 2021
When I was a kid my Nonna made these all the time... not just for holidays.
But they do make a great cookie to give a way. When all the cookies with sprinkles and icing are gone these are the ones you look for to have a little treat without so much sugar to dunk in your hot cocoa or cappuccino! Give me these over a "sugar" cookie anyday!
This is a nice big recipe! (I mean seriously.. if you gonna make cookies... MAKE COOKIES!)
and... it's absolutely perfect for gifting!
Nonna's "S" Cookies
1/2 lb butter (226 g)
1 1/2 cups sugar
4-5 cups flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons vanilla
about 1 cup warm milk
(Add one tsp salt if you use unsalted butter. Add 1/2 cup or smidge more flour if it's too sticky with the whole cup of milk.)
Cream butter and sugar
add eggs and beat well
mix flour and baking powder (and salt if you need) together and add alternately with milk to the mixture.
Work dough with hands until thoroughly blended.
Roll dough and shape into "S" or "log" or "figure 8"
Bake at 350F or 180C
You can just make these plain or when almost done brush with beaten egg (or egg white) mixed with a bit of milk and splash of vanilla.
You can add sprinkles if you like to make a little more festive for the holidays!
Enjoy these... all year...
GREAT for dunking!
Have you all noticed yet that I LOVE to dunk stuff in my cappuccino!!!???
Ciao for now!!!
Click on the photo to take you to the video recipe!