Italian Lemon Twists

These cookies have so many different names and many different shapes, but I only know them as "Lemon Twists". They are also known as Italian Lemon Knots, Italian Lemon Cookies, Italian Bow Knots, Anginetti, and Tarallucci.


1 cup softened unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp lemon rind
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
4 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups flour


1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets.

In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, lemon rind and salt till light and fluffy. Add eggs, yolks and vanilla. Mix well.

Add flour 1 cup at a time blending well until dough forms.

Form dough into ball and let rest 5 minutes.

Take a portion of dough at a time and roll into a 4-inch log. Fold rope in half and twist into a rope by twisting.

Repeat until all dough is used.

Bake 12 minutes or till golden brown.

Mix together topping ingredients for frosting cookies.

Remove cookies from oven and brush while still hot and remove to cool on wire racks.

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