White Italian Cookies. A great family recipe, passed down the generations. Perfect for Christmas and the holidays!

White Italian Cookies are a family favourite at JoJo's house. Every time there's a wedding or a family gathering, then these tasty little treats get made! They're also great during the holiday season, you can do as JoJo has done and make different colours and shapes.
So let's see how JoJo makes these White Italian Cookies.
Here's what JoJo says: "The cookie recipe has been in my family a very long time. My mom passed at the age of 83, her gramma used to make them. Its a nice spongy type of cookie. Soft yet firm. These have been to every wedding, shower reunions in my family for years

Recipe by JoJo Lanthier

Prep Time: 20 minutes

This site contains affiliate links. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For more information, check Privacy Policy.

Cook Time: 10 - 12 Minutes

Yield: Approx 3 dozen.

Ingredients

3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup plus 2 tsp oil
2 tbsp anise
6 and 1/2 cups flour
5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

1. Beat eggs til fluffy, add sugar and continue to beat.

2. Add milk, oil, and anise.

3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder then add to wet ingredients slowly.

4. Bake at 350 degrees until light brown (10-12 minutes) DO NOT OVER BAKE.

5. Cool and frost with mixture of powdered sugar and water, thin enough to dip cookie in, and sprinkle if desired...I ADD ANISE TO THE FROSTING AS WELL

JoJo's Tip: If you add 1 Tablespoon of flour to the frosting mix it will make it shiny.

NOTES:
I used food coloring and a tiny anise for flavor.
I make a big bowl of white then separate in to small bowls and make different color cookies.

White Italian Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 
Servings: 3 Dozen
Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tsp oil
  • 2 tbsp anise
  • 6 cups and 1/2 flour
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Beat eggs til fluffy, add sugar and continue to beat.
  2. Add milk, oil, and anise.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder then add to wet ingredients slowly.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees until light brown (10-12 minutes) DO NOT OVER BAKE.
  5. Cool and frost with mixture of powdered sugar and water, thin enough to dip cookie in, and sprinkle if desired...I ADD ANISE TO THE FROSTING AS WELL
White Italian Cookies. A great family recipe, passed down the generations. Perfect for Christmas and the holidays!

Share your thoughts

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*

Recipe Rating




7 thoughts shared

  1. This recipe looks great and easy except you should post a comment between mixing ingredients and baking. I have never seen these cookies before and since you posted a photo, it would be nice if you detailed how you made the different shapes. One other thing, do they freeze well?

    1. yes these cookies freeze very well..as far as shapes i just twist or make braids,,twist and circle them,,the ones that look like little trees i roll the dough,,make little slices on 1 side then roll on a angel,,be sure not to make them to big these cookies grow as they bake,,they cannot be used in a cookie press

    1. Hi Jojo, what a coincidence you are also called the same name!! I’ve just asked JoJo for you about your question and she says this “you form any shape you like then you bake them” Does that make it a little clearer for you?