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“S” Cookies from Madonia Brothers Bakery


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 stick butter (4 ounces)
  • ½ cup shortening (or use 1 additional stick butter)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, lemon, or orange extract
  • 4 ½ cups all- purpose flour
  • Colored sprinkles (optional)


Preheat the oven 375°.

Cream together the sugar and butter and/or shortening. Add the milk, eggs, honey, and flavoring. Gradually add in the flour. Shape the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic, and chill for about 1 hour. Take a small piece of dough (a few tablespoons) and gently push the dough into an ‘’S’’ shape. Repeat until all of the dough has been used.

Next, place the cookies on a sheet pan lined with parchment, about 1 ½ inches apart. Sprinkle lightly with colored sprinkles (optional). Bake for 18 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and let cool before serving.