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Italian Flag Cookies


2 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 cups butter -- (4 sticks) softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
4 1/2 cups sifted flour
Red and green colored sugar

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Cream together butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Blend in dissolved yeast. Gradually stir in flour. Chill dough for about 2 hours. Shape into 3/4" balls. Dip one side in red sugar, the other in green sugar, leaving a clear stripe down the center. Place on buttered cookie sheets. Bake in pre-heated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from immediately to wire racks to cool. Can be frozen.

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Reviews of Italian Flag Cookies:

1-5 of 8 reviews   Next >>

  lexi in ohio  Dec 10, 2008
Would make this again.
these cookies are so cool they are little Italian flags and they are even better if you ice it with white frosting then put the sugar on it 5 stars

  andrea  May 26, 2008
Would make this again.
yummy stuff you should try it! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Nov 29, 2006
Would make this again.
tasty..... 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Buffalo, NY  Jul 8, 2004
Would make this again.
These cookies were a "hit" with my family. First made them at Christmas time, and again last week. Is now on top of my cookies recipe list. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Florida  Dec 21, 2003
Would make this again.
Being Italian myself, I wanted a pretty cookie that represents my heritage. This is a wonderful recipe. They are a big hit with my family. 4 stars

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