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Italian Soft Cookies

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Servings: 2
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

6    Eggs
4  tablespoons  Shortening, melted
1/2  pound  Confectioner's sugar
1  tablespoon  Lemon extract
1/4  teaspoon  Anise oil or extract
3  tablespoons  Baking powder
3  cups  Flour

    Confectioner's sugar
    Colored jimmies

Beat eggs very well and blend in melted shortening, sugar, and flavorings. Sift baking powder and flour, and add to mixture to make a soft dough. If to sticky, add a bit more flour for a soft dough. Shape into 2 large fat long rolls and flatten tops with finger tips. Place each on a greased cookie sheet and bake 375 for 20 minutes or light golden. Cool, frost and slice on the diagonal. For fosting, mix a little milk and powder sugar to make a thin frosting. With pastry brush, brush over cookie rolls and sprinkle with colored jimmies. Cut when cold.

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