Italian Soft Cookies

Course : Italian
Serves: 2
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6 large eggs
4 tablespoons melted shortening
1/2 pound confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon lemon extract
1/4 teaspoon anise oil or extract
3 tablespoons baking powder
3 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 package colored jimmies

Preparation / Directions:

Beat eggs very well and blend in sugar, melted shortening and flavorings. Sift flour and baking powder and add to mixture to make a soft dough. If to sticky, add a bit more flour for a soft dough. Shape into 2 large fat long rolls and flatten tops with finger tips. Place each on a greased cookie sheet and bake 375 for 20 minutes or light golden. Cool, frost and slice on the diagonal. For frosting, mix a little milk and powder sugar to make a thin frosting. With pastry brush, brush over cookie rolls and sprinkle with colored jimmies. Cut when cold.

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