ITALIAN WEDDING COOKIES (KNOTS)
Italian Wedding Cookies (Knots)
- 6 lg eggs
- 1 stick margarine, melted & cooled
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 teaspoons baking powder (must be fresh)
- 4 -5 cups of flour
- Salt to taste
- 6 teaspoons flavoring - (anise, almond,vanilla,butter)
- NOTE: You can use vanilla for the entire batch and flavor the different icings for variety.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, beat the eggs until pale yellow. Add flavoring, sugar and melted margarine. Beat until well blended. Mix four cups of flour with the baking powder and salt and add to the egg mixture. If dough is sticky, add remaining flour as necessary until soft dough forms. Measure dough by the teaspoon, roll in your hands to form a rope, wrap around your finger to form a knot.
Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely before frosting.
This recipe and many others I have are special because they remind me of the way my parents and grandparents used to cook and bake. They didn't use "traditional" measuring cups or spoons, they just "felt" the texture. I'm not quite that brave yet, so I stick to the set amounts, but do make little tweaks to enhance wherever I can.