Italian S Cookies ___

Italian S Cookies


For the Cookies:

  • 4.25 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar plus extra for sprinkling
  • 0.75 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zest only


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

 Line a 13x18 inch baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.

 In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.

 In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the 4 eggs, sugar, oil and zest. Mix on medium speed until all the ingredients are combined. 

 Add in the dry ingredients and mix until a soft dough comes together, about 3-4 minutes. Do not over mix! The dough should be soft but stiff enough that it does not stick to your hands.

 In a small bowl beat the remaining egg with a fork for the egg wash. Set aside.

 Working with a handful of dough at a time, roll out the dough into a 1  inch thick rope.

Cut 5-6 inch pieces and shape each piece into an S shape about 2 inches apart. Gently press each cookie to flatten them slightly.

 Brush each cookie with the egg wash. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.