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Christmas Cookies…

Growing up some of my happiest Christmas memories were spent

in the kitchen with my mother baking Christmas cookies.

My mom went all out and made quite a few different cookie recipes every year.

She would give the cookies as gifts to family and friends but more importantly,

she always had a plate of cookies ready on the dining room table,

just in case friends would stop over for a visit and enjoy a Christmas cookie and a cup of eggnog.

One of my favorite Christmas cookies growing up were Pizzelle Cookies,

an Italian Waffle cookie, not very sweet, but so delicious…

Every year my grandmother would send us a box filled with the most delicious and beautiful cookies
about a week before Christmas and in that box there was always a HUGE package of Pizzelles.
We devoured them every year.

One year, as my mother was opening the box of goodies, at the very bottom of the box was a brand
new Pizzelle iron with a note informing my mother that she would now be making
Pizzelles for her own family.

Grandma never sent another box of cookies and my mother began the next year making these
delicious Christmas cookies.
Here’s the Pizzelle Iron that was at the bottom of that box so many years ago…
Here’s the recipe that came with the iron…
Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla (my mother and grandmother used 1 tsp. anise)
pinch of salt

Cream the butter and sugar together.
Add the eggs and anise flavoring.
Add the dry ingredients and combine.
To make the Pizzelles, take a small spoonful of dough
and drop onto the PRE-HEATED iron…
Close the iron and let the pizzelles cook for about 
one minute or until they are golden brown…
Carefully take the Pizzelles off the iron and lay flat to cool…
 To get you further in the mood for Christmas baking, 
 
here are 12 more cookie recipes from

 FRIENDS of DAILY DISH…

Slice and Bake Rainbow Cookies from Walking on Sunshine…

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies…

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Cups…

Shortbread Cookies Dipped in Chocolate…

Nutella 2 Chip Cookies from Spatulas on Parade…

Snickerdoodles from A ‘Lil Country Sugar…

Thumbprint Cookies from Aunt B’s Kitchen…

Fruit Jello Cookies from Aunt B’s Kitchen…

Chocolate Chip Cookies from Nosh My Way…

Kissed Gingerbread Cookies from Cozycakes Cottages…

Cranberry Choco Chip Cookies from Manila Spoon…

Happy Baking!

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About the author

Lois

Originally from Queens, NY, Lois now calls northeastern PA home. You can find her blogging over at Walking on Sunshine where she shares a little of her life, but more importantly what’s for dinner at her house tonight. www.walkingonsunshinerecipes.com

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