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Italian Christmas Cookie Crisis

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Italian Christmas Cookie Crisis

itryalot | Dec 21, 2009 04:54 AM

Just found out last night that I would be invited to an Italian family member's house for Christmas night and when I stupidly asked what I could bring, the answer was "cookies". Because it is against my nature to buy them for the holidays, I want to make a variety. Spent last night on epicurious, food and wine, and gourmet's sites to find some recipes.

I am going to make:
Thumbprint cookies with jam (I know they like these)
Lemon cookies (round ones)
Hazelnut Butter Cookies
Butter Cookies/Shortbread Cookies (for the kids) - are these the same thing?
I would love a pine nut cookie (Tuscan style) recipe
I was also thinking of making a chocolate salami (wow factor and easy)

Looking for old world, traditional (family recipes) to go with some of the ones I picked. Was considering Florentines, but remembered the last time we were together, they were left over.
I am planning to bake tomorrow.

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