Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cookies, Cookies, and More Cookies

Hi All! Hope you had a fantastic weekend!!! We were busy, busy, busy in our house hold. It was a Christmas Cookie Baking kind of weekend. The kitchen and dining room were all a buzz.  Since I have a galley kitchen, there were cookies everywhere (and flour dust)...

I baked 7 different kinds of cookies, bring the grand total to about 700+ cookies.... WOW.

It is a lot of work and each year when I start I think this might be my last year. But then the cookies start coming out of the oven. Their nostalgia smell fills the air and I am brought back to my childhood, helping my Mom with the baking. Without a doubt next year I will be baking cookies yet again.

There are ones I bake every year (without fail) that are traditional Italian cookies like Anginette, Morsetti, and Biscotti. In addition to those I like to shake things up each year selecting a different variety of cookies. This year I selected a Hungarian Cheese-Filled Thumbprint, Mint Chocolate Chip (they taste like GS Thin Mints), Raspberry Oat Bars, and the 7 Layer Bar.

The chocolate frosted are Morsettis (spice cookie).  The white frosted are Anginettes (lemon and ricotta cookie).

I also made a candy this year which I will share later this week. So easy.

Tell me, do you do a lot of baking for the holiday? Do you have a traditional recipe you make every year? I would love to hear all about it.

Love from my kitchen to yours,


  1. YUM! They look amazing! Merry Christmas!

    1. Maria, thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting. I have to say as I was baking them a few (well maybe more than a few) made it into my mouth...lol. Have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Up until a couple of years ago, I baked close to 800 cookies between October and December, but I don't do it anymore. In a way I miss it, but it was so much work, but I'm sure you know that ;).

    Merry Christmas Luanne!