copyright 2009, Maria Liberati
These cookies are one of my favorite..sort of like an Italian style comfort food. I can remember having these after school with a glass of milk with my mom while discussing my day at school, and then with a cup of tea on Sunday mid mornings while visiting with my grandparents after church and while waiting for the big Sunday afternoon meal. And finally with a cup of coffee visiting with family and friends or alone. Sharing freshly baked anginetti and a cup of coffee with my mom, today, is still one of my favorite things to do.
The perfect sweet to bake on a fall Sunday afternoon. or for any Holiday.
copyright 2009, Maria Liberati.art of living,PrimaMedia,Inc: $19.95; ISBN 1-928911-02-1)
Anginetti (yields approximately 40 cookies)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Grated peel of one fresh lemon
6 tbsp butter
½-cup skim milk
3 whole eggs
3 -1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1-cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees while lining large cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and non-stick coating.
In large mixing bowl, beat vanilla, zest, margarine, milk, and sugar with electric mixer on medium setting until texture is well blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating each addition, and then continue to beat mixture for 1 minute.
On low speed, blend flour (1 cup at a time), powder, and baking soda until consistency becomes firm, sticky dough. If needed, have wooden spoon available for mixing. Dust hands lightly with additional flour, rolling dough into bite-sized balls. Place approximately 20 onto prepared cookie sheet, spacing 2 “apart.
Bake 10-12 minutes, or until light golden brown.
Icing: While first batch is baking, combine vanilla, lemon juice, sugar, and water into a small mixing bowl, whisking ingredients until mixture is completely blended. Remove cookies from oven, placing a sheet of wax or parchment beneath wire rack. Using a small pastry brush, frost the tops of each cookie with icing, sprinkle with additional confectioners’ sugar, and transfer to rack for cooling. Begin second batch.
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