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Italian Love Knots

Recipe Ingredients

Dough
1 pound (2 cups) margarine (do not use low-fat spread)
3 cups (1 1/2 pounds) granulatedsugar
16 cups (5 1/2 pound) flour
3 ounces anise extract (not anise oil), or orange extract, or juice of one orange and grated rind
3/4 cup milk
12 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons baking powder

Icing
2 pounds powdered sugar
2 tablespoons margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla, almond or lemon extract
1/2 to 1 cup water, heated in microwave or on stovetop



Method

If margarine is coming directly from the refrigerator, microwave a little until soft.

Cream margarine and sugar together for a minute or two.

Add milk, eggs, orange (if using), baking powder and flour. The dough should be soft but not sticky.

On lightly floured board, divide into small (2-inch) balls, then roll into pencils (the size of your finger) and tie into knot.

Put on cookie sheets with parchment paper liner. Bake at 375 degrees F until light brown, maybe 5 to 7 minutes. Watch carefully to keep from burning.

Apply icing when cool.

Icing: Mix together all but the water. Add water gradually to desired thickness. Spread on cookies.

Servings: 144

Recipe may be halved.

Posted by LladyRusty at Recipe Goldmine 12/6/2001 11:32 pm

Source: Recipe by Paul Donatelli - from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 03, 2000

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