Italian soft cookies

Yield: 2 Dozen+

Measure Ingredient
6 Eggs
4 tablespoons Melted shortening
½ Box ( 1/2 lb) confectioners
Sugar
1 tablespoon Lemon extract
¼ teaspoon Anise oil or extract
3 tablespoons Baking powder
3 cups Flour
Frosting:
Milk, confectioners
Sugar, colored jimmies

Beat eggs vwey well and blend in sugar, melted shortening and flavorings. Sift flour and baking powder and add to mixture to make a soft dough. If to sticky, add a bit more flour for a soft dough.

Shape into 2 large fat long rolls and flatten tops with finger tips.

Place each on a greased cookie sheet and bake 375 for 20 minutes or light golden. Cool, frost and slice on the diagonal. For fosting, mix a little milk and powder sugar to make a thin frosting. With pastry brush, brush over cookie rolls and sprinkle with colored jimmies. Cut when cold.

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