Lemon Italian Knots Recipe, Best Cookies Ever!
Hello everyone! This cookie has got to be one of my favorites and I finally started making these myself after years of eating the ones my mother-in-law makes around the holidays. They are fantastic! Especially the glaze that is on top of the cookies (I love lemon!) Although I must admit, making the perfect knot took a little practice, but I finally got the hang of it, now it's a piece of cake! lol Hope you enjoy these Italian cookies as much as I do... and let me know what you think. Would love to hear from you :)
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons lemon extract 1/2 cup butter, softened
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a baking sheet or baking stone. Beat the butter until creamy. Add eggs, sugar and lemon extracts and mix thoroghly. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Add flour mixture slowly to the butter mixture, adding a small amount of milk if the batter becomes too thick or dry. Mix the batter until dough forms. Shape pieces of dough into a thin cigar shape, approximately 4 or 5 inches long, and then carefully loop the dough into a knot shape. Place knot-shaped dough onto a prepared baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 2 tablespoons lemon juice Grated rind of 1 lemon