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Angeletti (Italian Christmas Cookies)


Ingredients

¾ cup white sugar

¾ cup white sugar

½ cup unsalted butter, melted

½ cup unsalted butter, melted

¼ cup whole milk

¼ cup whole milk

3 large eggs

3 large eggs

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 tablespoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon salt

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

3 ½ tablespoons water

3 ½ tablespoons water

½ cup colored candy sprinkles

½ cup colored candy sprinkles

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a large cookie sheet.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a large cookie sheet.

Whisk together sugar, butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl until blended.

Whisk together sugar, butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl until blended.

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add to the wet ingredients and stir until evenly blended. Cover the surface of the dough with plastic wrap or waxed paper and let stand for 5 minutes.

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add to the wet ingredients and stir until evenly blended. Cover the surface of the dough with plastic wrap or waxed paper and let stand for 5 minutes.

With floured hands, shape dough by level tablespoon into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet.

With floured hands, shape dough by level tablespoon into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until puffed on top and light brown on the bottom, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool, about 30 minutes. Shape remaining dough into cookies and baking instructions.

Bake in the preheated oven until puffed on top and light brown on the bottom, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool, about 30 minutes. Shape remaining dough into cookies and baking instructions.

Whisk together confectioners’ sugar and water in a small bowl until blended. Dip the top of each cooled cookie into the glaze, then place on a wire rack set over waxed paper (this will catch any drips.) Immediately sprinkle cookies with candy sprinkles. Allow glaze to set for about 20 minutes.

Whisk together confectioners’ sugar and water in a small bowl until blended. Dip the top of each cooled cookie into the glaze, then place on a wire rack set over waxed paper (this will catch any drips.) Immediately sprinkle cookies with candy sprinkles. Allow glaze to set for about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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