Sunday, November 28, 2010

Your One Stop Cookie Shop For This Holiday Season 2010

Your One Stop Cookie Shop for the Holiday 2010

 Building traditions, bonding with family and making memories that  will last through generations to come and through our lifetimes. This is what we all look forward to every year in our families by getting together to bake  all our favorite cookies!  My late mom, Margaret, taught us to cherish those moments  through our cooking and baking as a family. No matter where we live,  whether we're all separated by different states or live close by, we continue to enjoy this time of the year making cookies, sharing the fun with family and friends,  making new memories, reminiscing  over the past years with wonderful stories when we were younger to pass down to the our children and hopefully  in times to come they will with their children too.  In this segment and special edition, I will showcase 24  different cookies we traditionally make year after year together. Some vintage favorites and  newer additions from the next generation of  family bakers. Both families shown,  are my brother's from New York and his children, friends and family and in Florida, my children, friends and family.  In our annual cookie feast this year, we were lucky that all of us have SKYPE,  an online video cam web service, to bake together through our cyberspace online  and watch each other bake and get to  converse back and forth, it's awesome!  After we complete making  all our cookies each year, we send out a care package to one another the week of Christmas. All cookies freeze and travel (with some good packing) very well.  Mom's Italian cookie recipes have been with us year after year, generation after generation and her legacy and love continues through all of us that enjoy baking them.  These are just a few of the many different varieties I hope you all enjoy them as much as we do.

From the Sunshine State  Family Florida Bakers

Our Family Bakers From Upstate NY
 Click the name of the cookie for recipes below:
Soft Italian Old Fashion Wedding Tray Cookies
Italian Raspberry Filled Shortbread

Cafe Italian Almond Paste
Grandma's Italian Chocolate Spice

Italian Pizzelle Cookies

Italian Amaretto Butter Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Balls

Struffoli an Italian Honey Coated Favorite

 Anisette Biscotti Regular or Dipped in Chocolate
Chocolate Covered Coconut Cream Rum 


Thin Mints
Peanut Butter Patties

Caramel Delites

Oatmeal Cremes
Lemon Coolers
Cinnabon  Roll
Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites
Nutella Ganache Milano

Bakery Style Chocolate Chips
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Double  Fudge for the Chocoholic Cookies
 Coconut Lemon Pie Squares

Holiday Assorted Coffees, Irish Cremes, Latte, or Cocktail

Twas the night before Christmas Story and  Sugar cookies!

Nutella Hot Cocoa


 Wishing you all  a Happy Healthy  Holiday from our houses to yours!

The next Generation of little bakers our little Upstate New York  Cookie Helpers ( My "great" nieces, Samantha and Adriana!)
  A special thanks to our late mom Margaret Ann Fanelli Colenzo, where it all began, we love and will miss you  always!
Ciao,Happy Holiday's From Claudia  @What's Cookin' Italian Cuisine


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