I’m afraid that if I bake one more batch of Christmas Cookies my ears might start turning pointy on top. I set today aside to do nothing but bake. Little did I know my kitchen would end up turning in to a cookie workshop. Sugar Cookies, Peanut Butter Blossoms, Italian S Cookies, and Red and Green M&M Cookies were amongst the delights coming out of my oven. I counted and all in all I baked a total of more than 600 cookies. You can just start calling me Keebler!
This Italian “S” Cookie was handed down to me from my Grandmother. My family makes batches of them every December. Christmas wouldn’t be Chistmas without this recipe!
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. sour cream
1 t. vanilla
3 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
2 1/2 c. flour, plus extra for rolling
Using a stand mixer or electric mixers, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix together the dry ingredients. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and continue mixing til well combine. Dust work surface with flour and, using your hands, roll a rope out of the dough. Use about a 3-4 inch piece of rope to form an “S.” Place cookies on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. For the icing mix about a cup of confectioners sugar with a few drops of anise and a few drops of water so it is an icing-like consistency. Spread over cooled cookies then dip in sprinkles.