I cannot remember a holiday, or any family gathering for that matter, when we didn’t all enjoy my mom’s cassadeles. She does something special to them….they are hard to duplicate exactly, but certainly worth trying.
5 Cups Flour
1 ½ Cups Sugar
2 Tbsp. Baking Powder
2 Sticks of Butter, Room Temperature
1 Tsp. Vanilla
Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder with the butter until the dough has a crumbly texture. Make a well in the center and add 4 eggs and the vanilla. Knead by hand until smooth. Form dough into rings. Dip into colored sugar and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies. The finished cookie should be light brown and slightly crisp (not hard).