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Cookies – Italian Knot

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Italian Knot Cookies

A traditional Holiday Cookie. Light and sweet, these bite-sized favorites will disappear very quickly.
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cookies
Method Oven
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Several Baking Sheets



  • ½ cup Butter - softened
  • ½ cup Sugar - Granulated
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tsps. Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups AP Flour
  • 3 tsps. Baking POWDER


  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 to 2 tsp. Milk - Adjust consistency to suit
  • Juice of one Lemon - (Optional)



  • Preheat oven to 350 °F. Grease cookie sheets.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Mix in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture until blended.
  • Divide dough into walnut-sized portions. Roll each piece into a rope and then shape into a knotted loop.
  • Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until firm and golden at the edges.


  • Combine Sugar and Milk in a dry bowl, whisking to smooth. Add Milk and Lemon Juice (Optional) slowly until desired consistency is reached.


Shared by Pat Tucci – December 2, 2019
May be stored in an air-tight container and frozen.

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