Italian Christmas Cookies with Cocoa and Orange Liqueur Recipe -
Italian Christmas Cookies with Cocoa and Orange Liqueur Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Italian Christmas Cookies with Cocoa and Orange Liqueur

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    40 mins


  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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Dec 24, 2013

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


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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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