All Melanie wanted for her birthday was Italian cookies. It is a big chore to make those cookies. you have to make your dough and then roll it out as flat as you can get it. I use to use a rolling pin to accomplish the rolling but then I got a pasta roller. It cuts the time almost in half and the cookies come out even. After the cookies are rolled out, cut them into 1/2 inch strips while you have the oil on to heat to 350 degrees. Then deep fry the strips until golden brown, just about 2 minutes. When all of the cookies have been cooked it is time for the glaze. The traditional glaze is a honey mixture. In a pot pour your honey and about 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Do not boil as the honey will burn. At this point you can also add rum or whiskey and stir into the honey to have a little kick added to the cookies. Dip the cookies into the hot honey mixture and then set aside on wax paper to dry. Another less traditional method is to coat the cookies with powdered sugar and cinnamon I like both ways but the honey is my favorite.