Mom's Traditional Italian Cookies
140 mins (prep 70, cooking 70)
10 ingredients
100 servings
These cookies are a staple in my family. They are so simple, yet so incredibly wonderful. This recipe has been passed down from my great-grandmother. I've listed here the original recipe from my Nonna and great Aunt, as it was given to my mother. It can easily be cut in half, or in fourths. Obviously the full recipe makes ALOT OF COOKIES!! My mom has been known to actually make the full batch, especially for Christmas. Besides the traditional "knot" shape, the cookie dough can be rolled out and cut with cookie cutters. Pumpkins, Autumn leaves, Christmas trees, stars, and Easter eggs are but a few of the shapes we like to make these in. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does. (Prep time includes dough resting time, and cooking time includes glaze drying time)

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Serving Size (34.29 g)
Servings 100
Amount per Serving
Calories 140.58 Calories from Fat 38.79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.31g 662.84%
Saturated Fat 0.84g 421.98%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 92.16mg 384.01%
Total Carbohydrate 24.99g 832.91%
Dietary Fiber 1.54 g 617.38%
Sugars 14.37 g %
Protein 1.94g 388.79%
Vitamin A 163.55IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 32.49mg% Iron 0.58mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large eggs