Archive | December, 2014

Venetian Lace

Tweet Also, called Florentines, (they originally came from Florence, Italy) these cookies are a Tuscan Christmas classic. Because they contain no flour, they are really more confection-like than cookie. They are crisp, wafer-thin and as delicate looking as a snowflake … or Venetian lace. The three versions in the picture use the same cookie batter, […]

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Italian Wedding Cookies

Tweet The plate I have chosen to serve these ┬átender, snowy-white, crumbly cookies, was a wedding gift given to my great grandmother in 1904. (It seemed appropriate). The cookies are very popular and make their appearance at many other occasions, especially during the Christmas holidays. These cookies exist in other cultures as well and you […]

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