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Italian Christmas Cookies with Cocoa and Orange Liqueur

Ignazia Vella

"Very good! Decorate cookies with your favorite sprinkles."
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40 m servings 204 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Calories:
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 36g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 122 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder together in a bowl. Beat white sugar and butter together in a separate bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; beat in eggs. Stir creamed butter mixture, cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons liqueur, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract into flour mixture until dough is just combined.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead, adding flour as needed to keep from dough sticking to your hands. Roll dough, 1 to 2 tablespoons per cookie, in your hands and form a log-shape; twirl log into desired shape. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  5. Stir confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons liqueur, water, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract together in a bowl until icing is creamy. Dip cookies into icing. Place a piece of waxed paper under a wire rack and place cookies on wire rack to cool.

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I was so hungry for deeply flavored Chocolate Cookies (without Chocolate Chips or icing) and I had a hard time finding this recipe. These are not just for Christmas, but anytime! They are del...

my cookies are a hit !! made a a lot for xmas day and for new year too