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Italian Tarrelles

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Italian Tarrelles
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Makes: 27 servings adjust
Really delicious Italian style cookie. This dough needs to chill, preferably overnight, before rolling so allow time for that. Makes roughly 5 dozen.



  • 34 cup Sugar
  • 3 large Egg

Step 1

Mix together sugar and eggs until pale yellow and doubled in volume.


  • 34 cup Unsalted Butter

Step 2

Add in softened butter and mix until fluffy.


  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Almond Extract, can substitute anise, lemon or other flavoring of your choice
  • 12 teaspoon Kosher Salt, if using table salt, cut amount in half

Step 3

Mix in baking powder, almond extract (or other flavoring) and salt.


  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour

Step 4

Add flour and beat together until mixture is semi-firm. Chill dough thoroughly.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


  • 1 12 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, softened
  • 34 teaspoon Almond Extract, or whatever flavoring you used in the cookie dough
  • 2 tablespoons Water

Step 6

To Make Glaze: Mix together powdered sugar, butter, almond extract (or other flavoring) with just enough water to form a slightly thick glaze. You may need to use more or less. The warmth of the cookie will make the glaze slightly thinner.

Step 7

Take a piece of dough about the size of a large marble and roll it out into a rope about 2-3 inches long. Fold it in half, twist and then place on a baking sheet.


  • Colored Round Sprinkles

Step 8

Bake for 9-10 minutes. Cookie will be light colored but bottom will be golden brown. Remove cookies from the oven and cool for just a minute. Dip tops in glaze and sprinkle with colored sprinkles. Place on parchment until glaze sets completely. Store in an airtight container.
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