Cream Cheese Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

This recipe for a Cream Cheese Cookie comes from my mother who got it from her grandmother. When my mom was little they would visit her grandparents in Pompton Lakes, NJ for the holidays and my great grandmother Albigese would make these Italian cookies for my mom and her siblings. I have since turned it…

Anise Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

Here is another recipe my mother got from her grandmother.  My Italian great grandmother Albigese used to bake this Anise Cookie when my mom would visit Pompton Lakes (PL) as a child. I hope you enjoy baking these  with your loved ones and that you make happy memories that will live through the generations. ANISE…

How to Host a Cookie Exchange

It’s that time of year… Cookie Exchange time.  As a special treat I thought I’d pass along instructions on how to host a cookie exchange. While I’m no longer hosting a physical cookie exchange, I figure it’s just too challenging with my food allergy concerns, I do host my online cookie exchange. This year marks…

Orange Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

Gotta love how my family loves holiday baking! Here is a recipe for an Orange Cookie from my cousin Win. Hope you all enjoy. ORANGE COOKIE 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt 6 oz (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated salt 3 large eggs…

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

This recipe for a White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie with Apricots is brought to you by my friend Tracy from San Diego, CA – she’s originally from Hawaii, thus the love for cookies with macadamia nuts at the holidays. WHITE CHOCOLATE MACADAMIA COOKIE 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1…

Wholesome Gingerbread Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

This recipe for a wholesome gingerbread cookie comes from my cousin-in-law Ella down in San Diego. She makes these Wholesome Gingerbread cookies for her family every year. These gingerbread cookies are made with carrot juice, whole wheat flour, and ground flax. Not only do they look yummy, but they taste good too. I hope you…

Peparkaker Cookies: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

This is a recipe for Peparkaker Cookies (from my cousin Win). He believes it came from our Nana (out fathers’ mother) – and I wouldn’t be surprised. She had a habit of making certain recipes for different family groups. I have no memories of her making this for my family, but probably because we were…

Day 3 Virtual Cookie Swap Link Party 2017

Holiday Spritz Cookie! Need I say more?? This recipe is brought to you by me, courtesy of the original Betty Crocker Cookie Book (I have my mom’s copy from the 1960’s, I’ve posted a link on my cookbook page if you want to buy your very own copy on Amazon). Ever since I was a…

Day 2 Virtual Cookie Swap Link Party 2017

Of course since this is my blog I’m greedy and always list my own cookies as the 1st one in my virtual cookie swap. This recipe for a Warm Molasses Cookie came from my mother – she’s been using it since before I was born. It makes the tastiest gingerbread. Happy Baking, I hope you…