Easter cookies, or Canatedi con L'ouva as they are called in Sicilian are a traditional Easter cookie made for kids. I grew up making these with my mom. I am continuing the tradition, making these cookies together with my children today. It's a beautiful part of Italian culture, the celebration of each holiday with certain foods. It is a piece of my culture I love to partake in.
Italian S Cookie recipe (see link below)
24 colored hard boiled eggs
In this recipe, I used my Italian S Cookies recipe. The only change is to use 3 teaspoons less baking powder, so the cookies don't puff up too much and loose their cute duckie shape.
Roll out the dough in 1/4 in sheets and cut them into ducks and rabbits. Place on the baking sheet then secure a colored hard boiled egg in the belly with a criss cross strip of dough about 1 inch wide, pushing it into the dough to stay in place. Add a candy for the eye and it's done.
Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 15 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden. These cookies cook similarly to the S cookies, just faster since they are thinner.
Thats Nonna, some of my brother's kids and most of mine!
I drew and cut a duck and bunny shape out of paper. I then laid them on top of the rolled out dough and cut the duckies out with a rolling wheel. This way they're all uniform.