Raspberry Pistachio Linzer Bars

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
If you love the original shortbread Linzer cookies, this Raspberry Pistachio Linzer Bar recipe will be your newest easy favorite shortcut.

It's a sure bet these will be at the top of your holiday baking list this Christmas season.

These must make easy bars are a hit every year and always on cookie list.

These easy knockoff versions are so quick, no rolling required and taste fantastic.

The cookies are soft but buttery with that delicious sweet jam in the center that cut easily into bars for your cookie tray or gift-giving.

It's a cookie copycat that everyone loves and the easy of bars is a time saver for sure with the same great taste!

Linzer cookie bars are so simple all in one easy pan, everyone will ask for the recipe.

This cookie bar is the perfect solution for any hurried cook with so much to do during the season.

For more copycat recipes and easy to make cookies try my 24 one-stop cookie shop.

Check out this easy recipe and scroll to the recipe printable card at the end.

these are raspberry filled shortbread bar cookies

Italian Rainbow Cookie Recipe

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Absolutely my favorite cookie of all time, easier than I thought to make myself and a perfect addition to the Christmas cookie tray!

I always was in awe looking at these on every wedding tray when I was a little girl in Utica, New York.

It was the only cookie I picked off those trays, I loved them!

I couldn't wait to make my first batch as I grew up and that was the first cookie on the list of must makes.

There are several recipes all over on these rainbow cookies, this one I found the easiest and held up the best.

Utica is noted for great Italian foods and fabulous bakeries.

Not only did all the local Italian bakeries sell them, but many of my relatives made these cookies a tradition in their homes to make every year around the holiday season.

These cookies are famous everywhere in the world looking like an Italian flag in color and so delicious and can even be found to order online.

I am very proud to have grown up with an Italian family background and friends that kept those traditions going.

These Italian Rainbow Cookies is one that brings back the joys of childhood and I just love how these taste and look!

Plan on taking up most of the day, they're not hard but time-consuming.

Don't be intimidated to try these, they are well worth the time spent and everyone will rave about them.

Also, if you love almond paste cookies, try my bakery style recipe for almond paste crescents and also almond paste homemade from scratch.

Check out Arlene's site where I was inspired and adapted this recipe from.

This printable recipe is below, just scroll to the end and let's bake some pretty Italian rainbow cookies!

this is a triple colored cookie that looks like the rainbow in pin, green and white with chocolate melted and cut in squares

Best Italian Sesame Seed Cookies

Sunday, November 17, 2019
These are the Best Italian Sesame Cookies I have ever had.

Once you try them you'll see why no other recipe will compare to these authentic style cookies.

Grandma from Rome, Italy, made these often to go with her espresso, there was always sesame seed cookies on a tray for company.

We were spoiled and never had to ask for these cookies, once they were gone another batch was made immediately.

That is long ago, and now I carry on that same tradition and make these almost as often.

Everyone loves them in the family, lemon-flavored being the favorite flavor of choice.

If you love sesame seed Italian cookies, this will be bar none, the last recipe you will ever have to look for.

I continue to make these in Grandma's memory all year long, the best cookie on the Christmas tray that's gone first.

For years I made these for my brother John (they were his favorite cookie on earth!) but as of 11/16/2019, he became an Angel, and now I will make them in his memory along with Grandma's, as she watches over him and they are now together in heaven.

Keeping their memory alive in the kitchen is very important to me.

If you love Italian cookies, try some of the ones on my one-stop cookie shop roundup, they're delicious also!

Scroll down for Grandma's authentic Italian cookie recipe.

these are cookies on a dollie with espresso, a espresso spoon and sesame seed Italian cookies