Family Friendly Recipes

Category: Dessert

Baked Apples

Baked Apples

Baked Apples I know it isn’t fall, but it is still a little chilly here even though Spring has started.  It has been in the mid-40s, plus cold and rainy.   All I wanted to eat was something warm.  Baked Apples are perfect to have something […]

Pecan Tassies (Pecan Nut Cups)

Pecan Tassies (Pecan Nut Cups)

Pecan Tassies Pecan Tassies (also known as Pecan Nut Cups or Pecan Delights)…are wonderful little nut cups, made with a cream cheese pastry dough and filled with a suburb pecan/walnut filling.  The perfect bite-size treat!     I tried to find the origin of this […]

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies This posting is somewhat bittersweet for me, as Gingerbread Cookies are typically one of the last Christmas cookies that I make each year.  Gingerbread Cookies are the quintessential Christmas cookie.  I have been using this recipe since the 1970s.  It has the perfect […]

Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies Your cookie jar should be getting filled by now with all of these cookie recipes I have been sharing.  Every cookie baker should have a classic Spritz Cookie recipe in their repertoire and here is mine. Spritzgebäck, oftened shortened to Spritz in the […]

Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti Almond Biscotti, a classic Italian cookie!  Biscotti, also known as cantucci, originated in the city of Prato.  These oblong-shaped cookies are always twice-baked.  They are crunchy and meant to be dipped into a drink such as coffee, tea or wine.  Unlike other Italian […]

Pizzelle

Pizzelle

Pizzelle (Italian Waffle Cookies) Pizzelle is a  classic Italian wafer cookie that is sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar.  They are typically lightly flavored with anise.  However, other flavors such as vanilla, almond or lemon are also used. Cocoa powder and a little extra sugar can also […]

Cocoa Cookies

Cocoa Cookies

Cocoa Cookies (Italian Cocoa Cookies) My cookie factory is in full swing for the holidays!  I think these are my favorite Italian Christmas cookies!  Rich cocoa and warm spices with a light icing on top…so good!  These drop cookies are really simple and quick to […]

Cuccidati (Fig Cookies)

Cuccidati (Fig Cookies)

Cuccidati Cuccidati (Sicilian Fig Cookies) are fig and nut stuffed cookies traditionally served at Christmas, weddings or other special occasions.  I am not sure why, but my Mother called them Wish-A-Da-Da’s.  My Grandmother spoke broken English.  It is possible that my Mother didn’t understand what […]

Sesame Seed Cookies

Sesame Seed Cookies

Sesame Seed Cookies I probably mentioned this before, but holiday cookie making for the holidays at my house has always been a big production.  I started this tradition back in the late 1970s.  I typically make at least 30 different cookies with 10 dozen each.  […]

Amaretto Truffles

Amaretto Truffles

Amaretto Truffles My Mother was a chocoholic!  She loved these truffles and would keep sneaking them as I made them.  I had to keep some out for her and hide the rest so we had enough to give out as gifts.  These Amaretto Truffles are […]


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