Italian S Cookies

Italian S Cookies - a staple in every Italian  cookie jar!

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For 2 Dozen(s)

For the Cookies:

  • 4 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar plus extra for sprinkling
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zest only


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2.  Line a 13x18 inch baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  3.  In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  4.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the 4 eggs, sugar, oil and zest. Mix on medium speed until all the ingredients are combined. 
  5.  Add in the dry ingredients and mix until a soft dough comes together, about 3-4 minutes. Do not over mix! The dough should be soft but stiff enough that it does not stick to your hands.
  6.  In a small bowl beat the remaining egg with a fork for the egg wash. Set aside.
  7.  Working with a handful of dough at a time, roll out the dough into a 1  inch thick rope.
  8. Cut 5-6 inch pieces and shape each piece into an S shape about 2 inches apart. Gently press each cookie to flatten them slightly.
  9.  Brush each cookie with the egg wash. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.




Wednesday, 09 September 2020
So easy to make and such a wonderful light lemon flavor. Love to dunk in my coffee. Nonna, again y...
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- garzmax
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Can a sugar substitute be used in this recipe? - agie76
Sunday, 03 March 2019
I made these and the family loved them. The recipe is simple with no special ingredients so you can ...
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- Bscordam
Sunday, 26 August 2018
I made these tonight and I must say they were delicious !!! With such little ingredients, I was a b...
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- LeoLadyUSA