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The Best Butter Twist Cookies Ever

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TwistyItalianCookies_1ButterTwistCookiesTwistyItalianCookies_2Yes, these are the best butter twist cookies ever! They’re SO delicious! It’s an old Italian recipe that’s been passed down a few generations from my husband’s grandmother who got it from her mother who was an immigrant from Italy. They were made and cherished every Christmas. My mother-in-law was a little hesitant to give out the recipe, but I convinced her it was for the good of the world to have this recipe, haha! These Christmas twisty cookies are buttery, flakey, dipped in chocolate, coconut and pecans… and pretty much HEAVEN. For me, they’re dangerous because I can literally sit down and eat 10 of them. These are the type of cookies that will go on my “must bake every year” cookie list. And I’m happy to carry on the tradition for my family. Enjoy!!

Butter Twist Cookie Recipe
4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 sticks butter
1/2 pint heavy cream

Your favorite chocolate (for dipping)
Crushed pecans and coconut (or your fave nuts or ingredients!)

Directions
In a stand alone mixer cream together the sugar, eggs and butter.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients along with vanilla. Then
mix in heavy cream.
On a floured surface, break off  pieces of dough and roll into pencil thick ropes (about 12″ long).
Cut into 6″ pieces, fold in half and twist.
Put onto a lightly greased sheet and brush with egg.
Bake at 350 for about 18 minutes or until a lightly golden brown.
Cool and dip into melted chocolate and crushed pecans or coconut! Lay on parchment paper to dry. ENJOY!

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4 responses to The Best Butter Twist Cookies Ever

  1. sharon
    December 12, 2014

    my husband is heading to the store this afternoon, i just texted him HEAVY CREAM too please! im making these tonight! thanks for sharing mother in law! 🙂

    1. Eden
      December 12, 2014

      Haha!! Yay! Let me know what you think!! XO

  2. sharon
    December 13, 2014

    Oh my! This made 100 cookies! They look so pretty and i love the twist. Im going to dip them later today….so far the dog and i give them a thumbs up, thanks for the recipe 🙂

  3. December 13, 2014

    These are so cute and fantastic, I would have to eat AT LEAST half of them before giving any away!

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