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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Italian Snowballs

Today was a snow day, again. It is wonderful to have snow.  I wanted a cookie that was not too sweet, still good and sort of snowball shaped. I adapted this recipe from 100 Best Cookies 2004.

Italian Snowballs!

3 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond  (I used a full teaspoon of princess flavor. That is available at King Arthur Flour)

1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 350
Line baking sheets with parchment
In a medium size bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
In the bowl of the mixer, combine eggs, sugar, oil and extracts. Beat till well combined. Add flour mixture. The dough will be stiff!
Use the small scoop and drop the them onto the prepared baking sheet

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.
Cool completely then glaze.
Mix the almond extract with the milk, add to the powdered sugar until the glaze is fairly thin. Dip the tops of the cookies in the glaze.  Then add sprinkles before the glaze dries!

My helper liked the red sprinkles.
Makes 4 1/2 dozen.

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