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italian cookie recipe

Mimis Italian Cookie Recipe

Course Dessert


For the cookies:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 5 cups of Flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 sticks butter

For the icing

  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons or more of water
  • rainbow sprinkles


  • Preheat oven at 350 degrees
  • Beat eggs, add in the sugar slowly
  • Add the softened butter, and beat until combined
  • Beat until creamy consistency.
  • Add a little milk, then flour and alternate until you have added all and the dough has formed.
  • Knead dough for smoothness
  • On a lightly floured surface, cut a piece of the dough and rough into rope shapes about 1/2 inch thick ( the size of your pinky finger)
  • Cut long roles of about 7” long and form into swirls
  • Bake 17 minutes
  • Cool for a couple of minutes on the cookie sheet, then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Make your icing. Mix confectioner’s sugar, and milk to get a good drizzling consistency.
  • Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper (for easier clean up later.)
  • Dip the top of each cooled cookie into the icing, scraping the excess off on the side of the bowl before placing onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  • After you’ve dipped a few cookies, stop to add your sprinkles before the icing hardens, then continue dipping and sprinkling until all cookies are decorated.
  • Allow icing to set and Enjoy!