Ray Morand’s Grandma Carchia’s Italian Cookies
5 cups white flour
3 Tbsp baking powder
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
2 tsp flavoring (anise, lemon, orange or vanilla)
½ cup oil
½ cup milk
Beat eggs, sugar, baking powder and flavoring. Gradually add flour up to 3 cups. Add ½ cup milk. Mix well and gradually add rest of flour, then milk mixing as you go. Pour ½ cup oil over mixture. Knead well about 20 times.
Pinch off a ball about one inch in diameter. Roll into long rope and tie in a knot or cross rope over itself. Bake about eight minutes at 400-F or 204-C degrees.
2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp milk
5 drops food coloring
¼ tsp flavoring (your choice)
Combine all ingredients and drizzle over cookies as they cool.
Contributed by Ray Morand*, author of MODIFIED.... The year is 2106 and the human race finally united under one world government, but a slave race of Artificial Intelligence Clones want their freedom and genetically engineered soldiers were created to combat them. The Space Marines are fighting a losing battle and one genetically engineered female Navy Seal may be the secret to winning the war.