I. Love. Baking. Especially holiday treats. Is it just me or do cookies taste better around the holidays? My favorite cookie to eat as well as make are these:
Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe
Yup, pretty sure that’s a made up word too, but that’s what we call them. My grandmother got this recipe from a neighbor years and years ago and the name has stuck. I don’t know but, i’m pretty sure these are traditionally an anise cookie, but ew, who wants to taste licorice? Not I. We use vanilla.
I do know that these are an Italian cookie and they are by far my all time favorite cookie. Either you love them or hate them. I’ve been told that they’re boring and bland, but this is not so! They get topped with royal icing and they taste like heaven.
It takes a lot of practice to get all of those to get into that pretty knot shape. Grandma rejected quite a few of mine before I got some keepers! Alternatively you could just make little ropes or balls because that’s way easier. Why we do it this way i’ll never know.
Yum, so much soft goodness. I think that’s my favorite part about these Italian cookies, they are so soft on the inside with a nice slightly hard outer shell. Normally we make about a million early on in December and freeze them until eating time. It’s not until then that we frost them so ya’ll will just have to keep and eye on my Instagram for when I get to decorate them!
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