Italian Easter Cookies - Taralli
Ingredients for dough:
5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Wisk eggs until fluffy. Add sugar a little at a time whisking after each addition. Whisk vigorously for about 3 minutes, then add the melted butter and vanilla. Continue to whisk vigorously until thick and fluffy.
In a large bowl combine the flour and baking powder.
Fold egg mixture into the flour mixture with a rubber spatula until a firm dough forms.
Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, until taralli are golden brown. Let cook completely before icing.
For the icing:
Heat all ingredients for icing in a pot until lukewarm. Dip tops of cookies into the icing mixture or brush on, sprinkle with colourful cake decorations (nonpareils)