How to make it

  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in the lemon zext and lemon juice.
  • Beat in the dry ingredients gradually, and beat well to mix.
  • The dough will be soft; wrap it in waxed paper and refrigerate it for 1 hour to make it easier to handle.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F.
  • Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  • Place the dough on a well-floured surface.
  • Pinch off small egg-size pieces of dough and roll each piece into a rope about 7 inches long and the width of your middle finger.
  • Tie into a loose knot and place 1 inch apart on the greased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool slightly. Frost when still slightly warm.
  • In a bowl, combine the sugar and 1/4 cup of the milk and beat until smooth.
  • Add more milk if necessary to make a thin frosting.
  • Beat in the almond extract.
  • Add food coloring, if desired.
  • Dip the top of each cookie into the frosting, shaking off the excess. Place them on racks and sprinkle with colored sprinkles.
  • Let the frosting dry before storing.
  • These will keep in an airtight container for up to a week; or freeze them for up to 3 months. If freezing, do not frost until ready to serve.

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  • carmenperez 11 years ago
    wonderfull thanx for sharing
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    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    I love these..I'm just about to post my version which are bad I am!! LOL
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    " It was excellent "
    peepers ate it and said...
    These cookies look lovely. You've more than got my 5 forks on this Italian cookie.
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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    wow these sound fabulous !!!!!! five .........
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    " It was excellent "
    gapeach55 ate it and said...
    These sound very yummy with the lemon.High 5!
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