Wouldn’t you say we all have some sort of cookie traditions growing up? No matter what background we have, what part of the world we are from. We all have family traditions when to comes to making homemade cookies!
My mom (Enza, short for Vincenza) is the preeminent Italian homemaker, she is a direct decent from Sicily and had lived in the United States for over 50 years! She has been a blessing to everyone she meets in life, and enjoys showing that love to others through her cooking and baking!
Just recently, my parents flew out from New York to visit with my husband and I. It was a time-tailed tradition that we make her famous Italian cookies and share them with all of our friends and family! I always like to make EXTRA of my two favorite kinds. “Italian Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies” and her “Italian Anisette Cookies. These two cookies among a few others have made their appearance at baby showers, weddings, funerals, holidays, BBQ’s, lunch boxes and dinner gatherings for the past 50 years. You can taste the love in each bite!
Last Sunday we started out our day in the kitchen at 10:00 am. We stopped for a quick snack and two espressos around 1:00 pm, and by the time we where all done, it was 4:00 pm. We had a laundry basket full of cookies in the end! (Yes, it was truly a laundry basket full of cookies).
I’m blessed to have picked-up my mothers love for cooking and baking, and I would love to share snapshots of her recipes and photos from our special day with all of you! My cookies don’t always turn out looking like my moms, or sometimes they are a bit off on taste but in the end, it’s the sharing with others, and memories of cookie traditions that We all love the most! Enjoy the snapshots of her cookies and the recipes my mom brought from New York with her! Have a blessed day!
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