On the 3rd Blog of Christmas: Italian Christmas Cookies.

We absolutely loved having Paola Pica on our blog this past Monday, sharing her Italian Christmas traditions. You see, it wouldn't really be our blog if we let Christmas go buy without jumping up and down and squealing with glee as we tell you all about our favourite Italian treats and all the yumminess we are going to get to dig into when we go home, now would it? Of course it wouldn't. For those of you who may be new to our blog, hello and thank you for stopping by, we are half Italian, on our Mum's side and therefore all things Italy hold a special place in our hearts. Reading through Paola's traditions made us smile so big, as many of the things she mentioned are traditions in our own household. In past years we have shared our love for Pandoro, talked about devouring Baci and just last year we whipped up an Italian Hot Chocolate for the first time. This year we wanted to experiment once again and try our hands at a simple, traditional Italian Cookie, so without further ado, we give you these delights...

 Traditional Italian cookies!
What you will need:
4 eggs
4tsp baking powder
3 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
4tsp vanilla
1/2 cup butter
2 cups icing sugar
6tbsp water
What to do:
Sift together flour and baking powder, set aside.
Cream together butter and sugar.
Add eggs one at a time.
Mix in vanilla and add flour.
Knead until you have a dough.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Roll out dough into little balls. (We pressed our down with our thumbs, like when you make Gnocchi)
Place in oven at 375 for 8-10 mins.
Place on cooling rack to cool.
Once cool, mix your water and icing sugar (we added a drop of vanilla to icing too) till you have desired consistency and drizzle over cookies.
Decorate with whatever decorations you fancy.
We found this recipe on Pintrest!

These taste so fluffy and delicious. One thing we adore about Italian cakes is their simplicity and the fact that even when so simple, they taste amazing. :) Like we often say...Italians so it best!

Happy Wednesday and Happy baking.
Love Lucy and Kelly xx

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