I have been with my husband for ten years. For ten years, I've been eating his mom's cookies and loving every single bite! The cookies... (or "gookie," the way she says cookies in her Sicilian accent) may have even played a small part in why I decided to marry him... For ten years, I've been wanting these recipes, so I could make them... Now, my MIL and I get along wonderfully, love her like my own mother. But, for some reason, I was too intimidated to ask for these recipes... I know, she's really not the best at explaining things, she'd rather just come to my house and make the cookies for me. I guess, that played a part in the intimidation. LOL This year, my husband told his mom to fork over the recipes to me! She agreed and invited me to make them with her! Of course, I was thrilled.
Lots of Italian biscotti... Limone e Crema... sprinkled with chopped pistachio. So, anyway, like I mentioned a few posts ago, We began baking and for 4 days we baked. Eighteen cookievarieties and at least 2, usually 3 or 4 batches of each! The bakeries of Little Italy in N.Y.C. havenothin' on her! She'll give them to everyone on her list... this includes her family doctor and chiropractor and then stocks a freezer with them for events and celebrations throughout the year. A very traditional biscotti of almond then dipped in chocolate. My hubby's fond of these dunked into coffee in the morning. These are my very favorite Italian cookie. They are called Cornetti. They are a light and flaky dough, filled with Nutella then rolled in a crescent shape. They are wonderful. Heavenly would best describe them. Melt in your mouth deliciousness! I savor every bite of this cookie then go back for another... or two. These cookies, are a close second for me. They are called Moscardini, she also refers to them as "Dead Bones" what an appealing name for a cookie... Anyway, these cookies are light, airy and chewy. That's a big air bubble on each cookie. I could sit and eat these all day.... My thighs are what tells me I need to stop! Here's a little international plate of German, Italian and old fashioned American treats.
Limone iced and chocolate iced German gingerbread. Traditional Italian fig cookies large enough to make a meal of! Plenty of the old stand by... chocolate chip with nuts. Chocolate truffles and nut balls.
Finally, some Buckeyes... I find these irresistible. So I made sure to only take a few home with me... I have no discipline.