Building traditions, bonding with family and making memories that will last through generations to come and through our lifetimes. This is what we all look forward to every year in our families by getting together to bake all our favorite cookies! My late mom, Margaret, taught us to cherish those moments through our cooking and baking as a family. No matter where we live, whether we're all separated by different states or live close by, we continue to enjoy this time of the year making cookies, sharing the fun with family and friends, making new memories, reminiscing over the past years with wonderful stories when we were younger to pass down to the our children and hopefully in times to come they will with their children too. In this segment and special edition, I will showcase 24 different cookies we traditionally make year after year together. Some vintage favorites and newer additions from the next generation of family bakers. Both families shown, are my brother's from New York and his children, friends and family and in Florida, my children, friends and family. In our annual cookie feast this year, we were lucky that all of us have SKYPE, an online video cam web service, to bake together through our cyberspace online and watch each other bake and get to converse back and forth, it's awesome! After we complete making all our cookies each year, we send out a care package to one another the week of Christmas. All cookies freeze and travel (with some good packing) very well. Mom's Italian cookie recipes have been with us year after year, generation after generation and her legacy and love continues through all of us that enjoy baking them. These are just a few of the many different varieties I hope you all enjoy them as much as we do.
Raspberry Italian Filled
Amaretto Butter Cookies
Chocolate Hazelnut balls
Coconut Bon Bon
Peanut Butter Patties
Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Triple Chocolate Brownie Bites
Best Bakery Style chocolate chips
Coconut Lemon Squares
"great" nieces, Samantha and Adriana!)
A special thanks to our late mom Margaret Ann Fanelli Colenzo, where it all began, we love and will miss you always!