I feel like I need to prepare all of you for today’s Home for the Holidays post from Lindsey at A Bookish Sinister Kid! You may very well go into sugar shock from all of the sweets and goodies she’s sharing with us. After reading this post you’re going to want to hitch a ride home with Lindsey this holiday season so you can stuff your faces with all of the amazing baking her mom has been doing! Epic levels of holiday baking ahead…don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Christmas Cookies For All and To All a Goodnight!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year….
Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays…
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose…
ALL OF IT! OH MY!
- Aginetti (these are an Italian cookie that’s like a lemon drop cookie just without the lemon flavor, we call them Aginetts)
- Cream Cheese cookies
- Ricotta cookies
- Biscotti (chocolate & hazelnut)
- Peanut Butter cookies
- Treasure cookies
- Seven layer bars
- Star sugar cookies
- Butter cookies
- Butter balls
- Pignoli cookies
- Chocolate crinkles
- Spiced pecans
- Almond cookies
- Santa’s Whiskers
…I’m drawing a blank but I know there’s a few more she’ll try to make. I mean, right there that’s at least fifteen cookies she will regularly bake. And that’s not including any cooking she’ll do as well!
The nice and sad thing about this is that my sister and I don’t have much interest in doing the baking, though we’re definitely okay with doing all of the taste testing–a very important part of the baking process!My mom is attempting to type out all her baking recipes in an online cookbook thing where she can get them printed out as a book and my sister and I can keep them for our families–keep the traditions going. But for now, my mom-as much as she says she’s tired and it’s a lot of work-she really does love doing it. And she’s all semi-psycho about us helping out so we can have clean-up duty jobs: washing, drying, dirtying again.With carols playing in the background, our fireplace going, or maybe even a Christmas classic film or two, the holiday baking process is one that is epic in The Kid’s family. It’s something I’m proud and happy to have as a memory because I’m lucky enough my mom wanted to instill a tradition on us. Whether we embrace in one way now and maybe another in the future, we still have it which is more than most individuals can say.And for fun, I’m attaching the recipes for anyone who wants to try them and add to their baking fun this holiday season! A classic is the Ricotta cookies and then my mom wanted me to include one of her favorites, Almond cookies! Hope everyone has a fantastic holiday season, safe and healthy–a joyous one all round!
xo – Lindsey aka The Kid
Italian Ricotta Cookie
- 2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
- 1 lb ricotta cheese
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
Beat the above ingredients well. Add 4 cups sifted flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp baking powder. Mix well and drop onto engrossed cookie sheet.Bake at 350º for 15 mins. For icing, mix 2 cups confectionary sugar, 3 tbsp milk, 1 tsp vanilla – lemon extract or vanilla to taste.
- 1 cup butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2/3 cups almonds – grate with skin
- 1 and 2/3 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
Cream butter, sugar, almond, flour, salt. Roll long shape. Bake. Roll in cinnamon and confectionary sugar.
Ummm…I think I gained 10 pounds just reading this post. I would love to see all of this baking in action, as I’m sure Lindsey’s mom has it down to a science! I cannot imagine how much WORK this requires and all I can say is…GO MOM! Thankfully, we’ll all have an opportunity to burn off all the calories we gained from today’s post when Jess at Gone with the Words shares her holiday playlist! Get your dancing shoes ready!