Family Friendly Recipes

Category: Cookies

Springerle Cookies

Springerle Cookies

Springerle Springerle is a type of 14th Century South German biscuit or cookie.  It is made with an embossed design by pressing a Sprinergle mold onto rolled out dough.  The cookies must dry uncovered for 24 hours which preserves the details of the pattern prior […]

Winter Solstice Cookies

Winter Solstice Cookies

Winter Solstice Cookies I found this Winter Solstice Cookie recipe on Pinterest from Just a smidgen blog.  The source was quoted as from Epicurious, but I couldn’t find the original recipe.  I was looking for a nice butter cookie recipe for the holidays and thought […]

Pfeffernüsse

Pfeffernüsse

Pfeffernüsse Pfeffernüsse are small, festive spice cookies that are popular in Germany and North America for the Christmas holidays.  Similar versions can be found in Denmark and The Netherlands. The original recipe was from a friend of my brother and his family.  Unfortunately, through the […]

Italian Christmas Cookies (Angeletti)

Italian Christmas Cookies (Angeletti)

Italian Christmas Cookies (Angeletti) Italian Christmas Cookies (Angeletti) is another great recipe from my Mother’s cousin Shirley, pictured here with her daughter Jennifer (Jenny). Italian Christmas Cookies (sometimes referred to as Italian Sprinkle Cookies or Angeletti) are probably the most recognized Italian cookie out there, […]

Soul Cakes

Soul Cakes

Soul Cakes Soul Cakes (or “Souls”, “Soul-mass”) resembles a biscuit or a scone, with spices and currants.  In the US, you can substitute raisins if you can’t find currants at your grocers.  If you use raisins, cut them into pieces as currants are much smaller. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rum Balls

Rum Balls

Rum Balls Original Recipe:  Rose Wyrostek, 1960 I have been making cookies for the family since 1977.  There were quite a few years that I would make up to 30 different cookies, 10 dozen each, plus candy, truffles and fudge.  Oh, to be young again!  […]


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