Holiday Cookies

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The holidays wouldn’t be the same for me if I didn’t bake a selection of tasty cookies and treats that I share with family and friends. Here are just a few of some of the cookies I love to bake each Christmas. The recipes for each of the above cookies can be found by clicking on the photos, or in my Cookie Recipe Category.


5 Responses to “Holiday Cookies”

  1. 1
    Roz — December 10, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

    What a delicious assortment of cookies to make for the holidays!

    Buon Appetito e Buon Natale!



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    Terry Covington — December 10, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    I think I will try the rosemary butter cookies. I love how your website shows off the recipes with their titles — it makes it so easy to look them up in the index!


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    nina francis — December 12, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    Now this is what I call a great assortment for Natale. Plan to start baking soon, do you have the recipe for the sesame seed cookies called REGINA COOKIES?
    That would make a complete list for me to bake.
    Thank you and Buone Natale!!


    Deborah Reply:

    I hope to make these cookies this year and get them up on the blog once again soon.

    Biscotti Regina, are yet another traditional cookie now popular across Italy that originated in Sicily. Light, with a subtle flavor of orange, these cookies are nice with a cup of coffee, or on a holiday cookie tray.

    Makes About 4 Dozen

    4 Cups All-purpose Flour

    1 Cup Sugar

    1 Tablespoon Baking Powder

    Dash Of Salt

    1/2 Pound (2 Sticks) Unsalted Butter, Softened

    2 Large Eggs

    1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

    1 Teaspoon Orange Zest, Finely Chopped

    1 1/2 Cups Fresh Sesame Seeds

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter two baking sheets, or place silicon baking sheets on them. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With an electric mixer on low speed, add the butter until blended. Whisk together the eggs, zest and vanilla, and add this to the flour mixture, and continue beating on low until you have a smooth dough. Pinch off a small piece of dough about the size of a small golf ball and roll it into a log about 2 inches long. Roll the log into the sesame seeds, pressing them lightly to stick. Place the cookie on the prepared baking sheets, and continue forming the remaining cookies the same way, keeping the cookies two inches apart. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool, and store in airtight containers.

    Buon Appetito!
    Deborah Mele 2002


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    Barbara Pruitt — December 13, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    Hi. As I told you before, my maiden name is Mele, and I look forward to all your recipes, and so does my family and friends. My mother had a fig cookie recipe she made every Christmas. It was a pastry filled with a fig mixture and rolled. You could see the fig mixture on each side, similar to a small canoli. Do you have a recipe like that.


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