Homemade Sicilian S Cookies Recipe

Bring my Sicilian grandma right to your kitchen with this generations-old easy to make S cookie recipe that is guaranteed to produce smiles!

If you’ve ever been to an Italian or Sicilian get together, no matter if  it’s a holiday or just a back-yard party, you will inevitably be  exposed to S cookies in some fashion.


– all-purpose flour – sugar – baking powder – softened unsalted butter – eggs

Preheat the oven to 350°. Add the flour, sugar, and baking powder to a large bowl and using a pastry  knife cut in the butter until the mixture becomes like a meal or is very small like couscous.

In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs and vanilla until completely combined. Transfer the dry ingredients to a clean surface and form a well in the center.

Pour the wet ingredients to the center of the well and knead the dough for 4-5 minutes. If the dough is dry add 1 tablespoon of cold water at a time while kneading until the dough is soft.

Add the dough to a bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Take about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll it out on a  clean surface until it’s about a ½” to ¾” in diameter.

Curl up each end to the center to form an S shape and then add to a  cookie sheet tray lined with parchment paper about 2” apart from one  another.

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