Italian Knot Cookies

These adorable little love knots are iced with the amazing taste of anise. A festive addition to any Easter dessert table or any other holiday.

Italian Knot Cookies


For 4 Dozen(s)

For the Cookies

  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup warm water

For the Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon anise extract
  • pinch of salt
  • water
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  1. In a mixer, add melted butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  2. Mix the flour with the baking powder and salt.
  3. Change to dough hooks and add flour mixture.
  4. Add the warm water and mix until it forms a smooth dough.
  5. Make 11/2 inch balls with dough.
  6. Roll balls out to about 4 inch worms.
  7. Bring one end over the other, then underneath and through the middle, like a knot.
  8. Place on baking sheet, four rows of four. (16 cookies on each sheet).
  9. Bake in 350F oven for 13 - 15 minutes.
  10. Let cool before icing.
  11. To Ice: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  12. Add a little water until desired consistency.
  13. Dip cookie upside down into icing, then turn over onto waxpaper.
  14. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles.

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Saturday, 23 December 2017
How many cookies will thus recipe Make? - Mbeeeetz
Thursday, 14 December 2017
My daughter and I chose to make these for Easter because the recipe called for basic ingredients. T...
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- veronicasmom
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Rosella, I noticed the last line is missing under ICING. It should read, Add a little water until...
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- Mary-Lou

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