Traditional Italian Breakfast Cookies, a fast & easy cookie recipe, crunchy on outside and soft inside. Perfect for breakfast or snack.
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Traditional Italian Breakfast Cookies

A fast & easy cookie recipe, crunchy on outside and soft inside. Perfect for breakfast or snack.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 21 cookies
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar (80 grams)
  • 1/4 cup milk (remove from fridge 30 minutes before) (60 grams)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (50 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (2.10 grams)
  • 2 1/4 cups + 1 tablespoon flour (289 grams)
  • pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (9.2 grams)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (more or less) for rolling

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350° (180° celsius). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
    Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.
    In a medium bowl beat together egg and sugar until light and frothy. Add milk, oil and vanilla, beat well.
    Add flour mixture a little at a time and mix with a wooden spoon (do not beat).
    Remove to a lightly floured flat surface and knead gently until combined. Dough will be slightly sticky so don't over flour.
    Remove pieces of dough to form into oblong shapes (approximately 2-2 1/2" x 3/4" - 6 1/2 x 2 centimeters) roll in granulated sugar and place on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
    Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 59mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.7mg