It’s about to be Christmas cookie time! If you’ve followed me for a while you know that my mom and I bake a lot of cookies for Christmas. It takes us many days to bake them all and we’ll be starting this weekend and going til the following weekend!
One of the cookies we make are Italian knot cookies, but they are a recent addition to our Christmas cookie lineup. We’ve only been making them for about 2 or 3 years. I’ve always wanted to make them because they’re so pretty and delicious. They’re also the kind of cookies I’d always see on platters during the holidays at my friend’s house growing up and I thought they looked so good.
For the cookies, I follow this recipe from She Loves Biscotti.
- baking powder
- vegetable oil
- vanilla extract
- lemon zest
- lemon juice
And I like to add rainbow sprinkles on top of the glaze as well.
In a bowl, you mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and add in the sugar, soil, milk, vanilla extract, lemon zest and juice. Then, slowly add in the dry mixture.
On a floured surface, take some of the dough and roll it into a rope. Then, I coil it up to make a sort of knot look. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes, but I would check them at 10. When they are lightly browned you can remove them from the oven and put them on a cooling rack to cool down.
For the glaze you’ll need:
- powedered sugar
- lemon juice
When the cookies have cooled a bit, top the cookies with the glaze and I add the rainbow sprinkles on top before the glaze starts to harden.
They’re so good and not that hard to make either! What are some Christmas cookies you love to make?
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