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Grandma Catherine’s Traditional Easter Cookie

by Maryann Pisano on March 28, 2013

  • 6 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (beat in)
  • 1 stick melted butter (beat in)
  • 6 teaspoon baking powder (beat in)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of anise
  • 5-6 cups of flour

Work in more flour as necessary until you can work the flour.  Form dough into a rope.  Make round circles out of the rope.  Take a raw egg and place on one side of the cookie.  Decorate with extra dough on top of the raw egg.  Bake approximately 20 minutes.  Brush the top of the cookie with a beaten egg and cook 2 more minutes.

Makes 3-4 large cookies

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Carrie D. March 29, 2013 at 8:59 am

I’m so glad I stumbled upon this! I can’t wait to try this recipe. Eggs in the cookies, or “cudooda” as my grandmother called them, were her specialty. Since she’s been gone, it seems like there’s not the time to make them anymore. Thanks to you, I’ll try to carry on the tradition. Happy Easter!


Debbie Priore March 25, 2016 at 8:38 pm

The second image (blue frosting flowers) is a copyrighted photograph of food that I made. I also set up the shot and took the photograph. Please remove it immediately. It absolutely did not originate from Grandma Catherine! I posted it on my blog several years ago and was shocked to find you taking credit for it.


Maryann Pisano March 30, 2016 at 8:33 pm

Hi Debbie,

I’m very sorry about that. I got the picture from a Google search. I have taken down the picture.



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