All Souls Day Cookies Mom's Recipe

Italian and of course Catholic? What is All Souls Day or All Saints Day? It is a solemn feast in the Roman Catholic Church commemorating all of those who have died and now are in Purgatory, being cleansed of their venial sins and the temporal punishments for the mortal sins that they had confessed and atoning before entering fully into Heaven.
For more on All Souls Day go to Wikipedia
Here is the family recipe. Thanks Mom!
   

1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons honey
2-1/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of sea salt or kosher
1/2 cup raisins a mixture of golden and dark
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
powdered sugar for garnish

Heat oven to 350 degrees. You will need 2 parchment lined cookie sheets set aside.
In a large bowl combine all wet ingredients and mix together. Add the dry ingredients and stir the raisins and walnuts in last. Shape the cookies into 2 inch logs and place on baking sheets. Slightly flatten the logs, placing two inches apart, I add a few more raisins to the sides and top if not enough.  Bake for 12 minutes on 350 degrees. When completely cooled, place the powdered sugar in a zip lock bag and shake the cookies gently into the sugar. You can freeze these and I have sent them through mail easily!

10 comments:

Federica said...

These cookies so rich and spicy look amazing. I didn't kwown them. Thanks to your mom for the recipe and thank you for sharing :) Bye, have a great we

Greg said...

There has to be a flavor party in these cookies with cocoa, orange, honey, etc. I may just have to give these a try.

Becky said...

I like all of the flavors in this cookie, and they seem easy to make. Have to add these to the list.

Angie's Recipes said...

With walnuts, raisins and spices, these cookies for sure taste great!

Helene Dsouza said...

Nice, I dont know if I had come across the cookies before, but they surely look and sound great.

mylittleitaliankitchen said...

mamma che buoni! I absolutely love this. It is a version I don't know and it is certainly very very nice. Sei la migliore Claudia. Baci

Cucina49 said...

I'm neither Italian (though I kind of wish I were) or Catholic, but these cookies look awesome!

Elisabeth said...

These cookies are so incredibly amazing...such a wonderful 'treasure' of a recipe of your sweet mom's. She is smiling down at you from heaven for making them. Thanks for sharing! xo

Katherines Corner said...

these look divine. wonderful combination of flavors. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy Tuesday wishes xo P.S. sorry I'm so late visiting :-)

Katherines Corner said...

these look divine. wonderful combination of flavors. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy Tuesday wishes xo P.S. sorry I'm so late visiting :-)