Spoon Cookies

    30 mins

    This recipe is from my Italian mother-in-law. She refers to them as spoon cookies because most Italian cookies are shaped and these are just dropped from a spoon. They're usually seen at Christmas.

    20 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1 cup (230g) butter
    • 1 cup (225g) caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 6 eggs
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 5 cups (625g) plain flour
    • 1 (50g) package multicolored sprinkles (jimmies)
    • 2 cups (250g) icing sugar
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F). Line baking trays with parchment paper.
    2. Cream the butter or margarine with the caster sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and eggs and mix well. Stir in the baking powder and flour. Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared baking trays. In a small bowl beat milk into the icing sugar a tablespoon at a time until it is of a drizzling consistency.
    3. Bake at 175 degrees C (350 degrees F) for about 10 minutes. Let cookies cool then drizzle with icing sugar and milk glaze then sprinkle with candy sprinkles.

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    I Loved these cookies I just added a little more butter >Softness< and sugar >sweetness< and they turn out great >Cook time a litle longer 3-6 mins more<. My Result was a cake-like soft, thick, sugar cookie kinda Simple but Not plain. Super easy to make when you need a fast simple cookie >took me 30 min. for the frist batch to be done< and very easy to change. You can add almost anything you want & these cookie will taste great.  -  05 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were good and freezed well, too. I think they may be even better if you substituted almond extract for the vanilla.  -  09 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I needed a recipe for a bridal shower I was catering and the only thing they said they wanted was "Italian cookies" - so I hunted and tried this one - it's amazing! The cookies are nice and moist and if you add some flavoring to the icing, they are even better! I used a dual-handled ice cream scoop and they came out in perfect mounds!  -  14 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)