A few S cookies on a plate with a glass of milk in the background.
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Italian S Cookies

Anyway you shape this recipe for these Simple Easy Homemade Italian S Cookies, they taste great with a cup of coffee, tea or even a tall cool glass of milk.
Course cookies
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Esse cookies, Italian biscuits recipes, Italian Breakfast cookies, Italian S cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 89kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour 284 grams
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract white
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • OPTIONAL: 2 teaspoons turbinado sugar for sprinkling on egg wash

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉. Position rack to middle.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the eggs on medium-high speed until nice and frothy (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Slowly add sugar. Continue to whisk until well combined and slightly thickened (about 2 minutes).
  • Add the oil, extract, and the zest. Combine well.
  • Remove bowl from stand.
  • Add the sifted dry ingredients and mix with wooden spoon until well combined, dough will be soft.
  • Scoop dough with medium sized cookie scoop and drop on a lightly floured surface (approximately 2 tablespoon or 25 grams).
  • Roll out each piece in a 4-5 inch strand about 1/2 inch in diameter.
  • Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet and form into an S shape.
  • Brush tops of cookies with egg yolk mixture.
  • OPTIONAL: sprinkle with sugar
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned (this is a pale cookie).
  • OPTIONAL: During last minute of baking switch to broil (the tops will become slightly golden in color).
  • Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.

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Notes

If you prefer, feel free to whisk the batter manually.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 33mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 0.6% | Vitamin C: 0.1% | Calcium: 1.2% | Iron: 3.3%