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Spectacular “S” Cookie

Italian Cookie Recipe

Italians love something mildly sweet especially a simple cookie not just for Breakfast, but also in the afternoon with tea or an espresso, or even better as a dessert with a glass of wine. These cookies are a delicate, slightly crunchy cookie. Made with butter and of course a touch of honey and your favorite flavoring.


  • 1 cup + 2 tbs sugar
  • 8 0z (2 sticks) sweet butter
  • ¼ cup milk – not low fat
  • 2 eggs – large
  • 1 ½ tbs honey
  • 1 tsp extract – your favorite
  • 4 ½ cups flour
  • 1 egg – for egg wash
  • colored sprinkles or decorative sugar crystals


  1. Preheat oven to 375º
  2. Cream together the sugar and butter.
  3. Add the milk, eggs, honey and flavoring of your choice.
  4. Gradually add in the flour.
  5. Shape the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and chill for 1 hour.
  6. Take a small piece of cough (a few tablespoons) and roll into a small log, about 3 ½. Inches long and ½-inch wide.
  7. Gently push the dough into an “S” shape.
  8. Repeat until all of the dough has been used.
  9. Place the cookies on a sheet pan lined with parchment, about 1 ½-inches apart.
  10. Brush lightly with the egg wash and sprinkle lightly with colored sprinkles of decorative sugar crystal.
  11. Bake for app 15-18 minutes until light brown.
  12. Remove and let cool.

Buon Mangiata!

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