Mom's and Grandma's special recipe handed down from generation to generation. You will often find this soft frosted cookies on large trays at Italian weddings and other Italian functions. Very versatile, flavored any way you like them. I love to tint them at Christmas in green or pink for the holiday.
Italian Wedding Tray Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoon lemon, almond, vanilla or anise extract
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, drop on cookies sheets by teaspoons. Bake at 350 till brown around 8 to 12 minutes. The tops will look dry and the bottoms will be brown. Cool frost add colored sprinkles.
2 1/2 cup confectioners (powdered) sugar
3 tablespoons butter softened
1 teaspoons of extract of your choice above
2 to 3 tablespoons water to mix
Mix adding more water if this is too thick to spread, add more powdered sugar if it's too thin.. beat till smooth.