Frosted Italian cookies are perfectly sweet and tender cookies with a simple vanilla glaze. Lovely Italian Cookie recipe I got from my Grandmother! Rolled into balls, baked & topped with a sweet glaze and colorful sprinkles for any occasion.
It’s impossible to eat just one, but thankfully this Italian cookie recipe makes such a large batch, you can share with everyone. They’re perfect for parties and family gatherings.
I got this recipe for Italian cookies from my grandmother, and to me, they will always be “her cookies.” She was the master at making Italian cookie shapes on the pan! I tend to take the easy route and make little balls. These cookies always graced our tables at family gatherings and holidays and now I’m passing on the tradition to my kids and sharing the recipe with you.
Italian cookies recipe
How many cookies does this recipe make?
How long do Italian cookies last?
What are the ingredients in the Italian cookies?
How to make Italian Cookies
How do you keep Italian cookies fresh?
After letting your cookies cool completely, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. If you want to ensure that they stay nice and fresh, you could lay the cookies in layers with a piece of parchment paper in between each layer.
Can you leave cookies out overnight?
Can you freeze Italian cookies?
Yes, you can freeze these cookies for a longer storage solution. Lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 1 hour before transferring to a Ziploc bag. You may also want to keep the cookies layered with parchment paper once in the bag to prevent the icing from sticking the cookies together. (Or wait to ice them later on, after you thaw them out, before serving.)
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So often recipes and family are connected. Years ago, shortly after my husband and I were married, I created a family cookbook. It took months and months to put together and honestly, it wasn’t super fun. BUT oh my word, we all love and use that cookbook often! I’m so grateful to live not only close to my husband parents, but also my husbands grandparents. Here we are celebrating Grandpa Bill’s birthday several years ago. He’s passed now but we all have such fond memories of him! Here’s a cookie grandpa- you always loved it when I brought baked goods over.
I hope you enjoyed my grandma’s Italian cookie recipe and that they can add a little more memories to your table or holiday experiences. Italian cookies are perfectly sweet and tender cookies with a simple vanilla glaze. Lovely Italian Cookie recipe I got from my Grandmother! Tender dough rolled into balls, baked & topped with a sweet glaze and colorful sprinkles perfect for any occasion!
Beth Pierce says
These are so adorable! I can’t wait to try these!
Thank you, Beth!
These cookies are so yummy! They are as adorable as they are delicious, perfectly pretty for Spring!
Thank you, Wilhelmina!
B. Potter says
I would like to know how many cookies this recipe produces. It gives me an idea what size to roll these.