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Frosted Sicilian "S" Cookies

 I love a good cookie.  This Sicilian "S" cookie is a good cookie.

You'll love this cookie, too.  It is easy to make.  If you have kids or grandkids, they'd have fun helping. Everyone will love eating them.

Sicilian "S" Cookies

Make These Frosted Sicilian "S" Cookies Any Time of Year

You'll love these light sugar cookies with a sweet, sugary glaze as an Easter cookie. I started baking these cookies as a Christmas cookie but have come to love them all year round.    I like them flavored with lemon zest or almond extract.

You'll love these cookies with a cup of coffee or tea any time of year, too.

Make these Frosted Sicilian S Cookies for a treat with your coffee or tea.

You'll find the preparation a little different from your average cookie because you start by mixing the dry ingredients with the butter until it forms a crumb. The addition of the wet ingredients pulls the batter together.  

 After a quick knead to make the dough smooth and thirty minutes in the refrigerator to chill you'll be ready to bake the cookies.  

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

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Reasons to Love Sicilian "S" Cookies

Simplicity.  These are straightforward, delicious cookies that are fun to make.

Tasty.  Flavor the cookies with lemon or almond flavors.  Both are lovely.

Attractive.  The "S" shape is different and looks special.  Your family and guests will love them.

They make a good anytime cookie.  While these cookies are nice for Christmas don't save them for the holidays.  They are delightful cookies any time of year.

Another Seasonal Holiday Cookie Idea

My other favorite cookie recipe to make for holidays and special occasions is this sugar cookie with buttercream frosting. It's so easy to customize for whatever occasion you are celebrating.

It's easy to decorate sugar cookies for any holiday or occasion.


Change the shape of the cookies with your favorite seasonal cookie cutter.

Change the color of the frosting with a little food coloring.

Sicilian "S" Cookies Recipe

Christmas Cookies, Italian Christmas Cookies, Breakfast Cookies
dessert
Italian
Yield: 24 cookies
Author: Donna Urso
Sicilian S Cookies

Sicilian S Cookies

A glazed sugar cookie traditional in Sicilian kitchens. perfect for Christmas or with a cup of coffee any time of year.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 20 MinInactive time: 60 MinTotal time: 1 H & 40 M

Ingredients

The Glaze

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Measure the flour, sugar, and baking powder into the bowl of your electric mixer. Stir to combine.
  2. Cut the butter into pieces and add all at once to the flour mixture. Stir to combine. Mix until the butter and flour mixture combine to make crumbs.
  3. Mix together the eggs, vanilla, and lemon zest in a small bowl. Add all at once to the crumb mixture. Stir until the cookie dough comes together.
  4. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead it on your counter until it is smooth. This will take just a minute.
  5. Return the cookie dough to the bowl and refrigerate for thirty-sixty minutes. You want your dough to be chilled.
  6. Using a two-tablespoon cookie scoop, measure out the cookie dough. Roll the dough into a log about 1/2 inch wide and 4-5 inches long. Form and "S" shape and place it on your cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in your oven from 8-12 minutes, until the cookie is firm to the touch but not browned. Cool on a wire rack. The length of time it takes to bake the cookies will depend on the size you make them.
  8. To glaze the cookies, mix together the confectioner's sugar and the milk, one tablespoon at a time. You want the glaze to make ribbons when it drips off the spoon. Did the top of each cooled cookie in the glaze and set on a wire rack to dry.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

133.11

Fat (grams)

5.53 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.23 g

Carbs (grams)

19.18 g

Fiber (grams)

0.28 g

Net carbs

18.90 g

Sugar (grams)

10.98 g

Protein (grams)

1.87 g

Sodium (milligrams)

69.82 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

36.11 mg

Nutrional information is approximate.



Enjoy!



Comments

  1. How many cookies does this make?

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    1. This recipe is written to yield 24 cookies. Your results may vary based on how you form your cookies.

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