Nonna Rosa's Easter Ring Cookies

Nonna Rosa's Easter Ring Cookies.

Nonna Rosa's Easter Ring Cookies


For 2 Dozen(s)

For the Cookies:

  • 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 packet Italian vanilla powder or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup raisins

For the Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vhole milk
  • 1 vanilla extract
  • Nonpareils to decorate
  • 1 packet Italian vanilla powder or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. For the Cookies:
    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
    2. Butter two 13x18 inch baking sheets
    3. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside
    4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, and orange juice. Mix on medium speed until well combined.
    5. Add in the dry ingredients and the raisins and mix on low speed until just absorbed.
    6. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and flour your hands well.
    7. Taking 2 tablespoons of dough at a time roll each piece of dough into a 1/2 inch thick rope about 12-14 inches long. Fold the rope in half and pinch each end together. Twist at each end and form a ring pressing the two ends together with your finger. Place 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.
    8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies begin to brown. Cool completely before glazing.

  2. To make the glaze:
    1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together the confectioners sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth.
    2. Drizzle the cookies with the glaze and decorate with nonpareils.



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