What is Spumoni?
“Spumone (from spuma or “foam”), plural spumoni, is a molded gelato (a lower-fat Italian form of ice cream) made with layers of different colors and flavors, usually containing candied fruits and nuts.
Typically, it is of three flavors, with a fruit/nut layer between them. The ice cream layers are often mixed with whipped cream. Cherry, pistachio, and either chocolate or vanilla are the typical flavors of the ice cream layers,] and the fruit/nut layer often contains cherry bits—causing the traditional red/pink, green, and brown color combination.
Spumoni is popular in places with large Italian immigrant populations such as the United States, Argentina and Brazil. August 21 is National Spumoni Day in the United States. November 13 is National Spumoni Day in Canada. Spumoni is a staple dessert in Italian culture after a dinner of ravioli and braciole.
Neapolitan ice cream, named after Naples, is a variation of spumoni. Cherry was changed to strawberry and pistachio to vanilla to reflect the most popular American flavor preferences.” If you want to read more on this interesting flavor check it out HERE.
All Recipes has this delicious recipe, come and check it out.
Day 15 is Cranberry Orange Cookies. I think these would make a refreshing tarte cookie for the holiday times. It looks so yummy. Grab the recipe HERE.
We have Lemon Bars on Facebook.
And on Pinterest we are going to show you how to decorate The Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story.
Butter cookies are crispy and buttery little cookies and I give you an amazing recipe on day 14. Check out the recipe HERE.
“Butter cookies (or butter biscuits), known as Sablés, and Danish biscuits, are cookies from Denmark consisting of butter, flour, and sugar. They are often categorized as a “crisp cookie” due to their texture, caused in part because of the quantity of butter and sugar. It is generally necessary to chill the dough to enable proper manipulation and handling. Butter cookies at their most basic have no flavoring, but they are often flavored with vanilla, chocolate, and coconut, and/or topped with sugar crystals. They also come in a variety of shapes such as circles, squares, ovals, rings, and pretzel-like forms, and with a variety of appearances, including marbled, checkered or plain. Using piping bags, twisted shapes can be made. In some parts of the world, such as Europe and North America, butter cookies are often served around Christmas time. Butter cookies are also a very popular gift in China, especially during Chinese New Year.”
Check out Facebook for our recipe for Caramel Shortbread.
Pinterest has some beautiful customer photos you really need to check out.
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Dont forget to enter this months Giveaway here on Facebook.
Chewy Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Cookies. Can we all say YES PLEASE! You know, nothing and I mean NOTHING screams childhood than the smell of warm chocolate chip cookies. I had to share this little gem I found on All Recipes.
I even shared on Facebook a recipe for Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. Man if only they tasted this amazing and the calories and fat did not count, right? LOL.
Check out Pinterest for some new customer photos.
Day 12 is Peppermint Meringues. These light and fluffy cookies are so good on top of hot cocoa.
Over on Facebook we have a recipe for yummy Forgotten Cookies that you put into the oven and forget about them for about 5-6 hours.
And we are now posting more and more new pictures on our Pinterest Page.
All Recipes has a tasty way to add veggies into your cookies, add Zucchini! Here is a great recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Drop Cookies.
Check out our Facebook post because we have Martian Cookies there!
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So there is a little cookie that Germans sometimes make during Christmas called Springerle. Springerle is a type of South German biscuit or cookie with an embossed design made by pressing a mold onto rolled dough and allowing the impression to dry before baking. This preserves the detail of the surface pattern. While historical molds show that springerle were baked for religious holidays and secular occasions throughout the year, they are now most commonly associated with the Christmas season. The major ingredients of springerle are eggs, white (wheat) flour, and very fine or powdered sugar. The biscuits are traditionally anise-flavored, although the anise is not usually mixed into the dough; instead it is dusted onto the baking sheets so that the biscuit sits on top of the crushed anise seeds. Read about the History of this little cookie HERE.
Now, the biggest thing about Anise is that it is basically the flavor of licorice. It is a very distinct flavor and once you have tasted it, you will be able to spot it in any dish.
Make these Anise Drops using this recipe.
Facebook is rocking Ginger Snaps!
So lets begin with what does Cardamom taste like? The Spruce Eats says that
“Cardamom has a complex flavor. It’s citrusy, minty, spicy, and herbal all at the same time, and it’s highly fragrant, too. Due to this, it’s widely used in all sorts of dishes.
You’ll find it featured in sweet foods and savory foods, paired with meats, fruits, legumes, and grains, incorporated into cookies, pastries, and other baked goods, and even used as a flavoring in coffee, tea, and alcohol. It is a nice compliment to cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger, so you’ll often see it used in conjunction with these spices.
Just be careful not to use too much. If you aren’t working off of a recipe, start with one pod, and add more until you’re satisfied with the taste. If you’re working with another strongly-flavored spice, you should take extra care not to overdo it. It’s easy to overwhelm a dish with cardamom.”
So go and check out this tasty and complex spice cookie at All Recipes
also has a recipe for Crackle Top Molasses Cookies.
Today on day 8 we have Easy Cake Mix Lemon Cookies. When you want a sweet treat a box of cake mix can easily make some unique and wonderful treats. Check it out here.
Facebook has 3 ingredient cake mix cookies.
The best things about Cake mix cookies is the amount of options that you have out there. The possibilities are endless and the decorations are very much up to your imagination.
S’mores is where it is at. This staple at every BBQ, cook out and camping trip is always a winner. Click HERE to check it out and make it in your ovens broiler.
Facebook, for day 7 is rocking the recipe for Homemade Chocolate Sandwich Cookies.
On Thursday we will be working on Pinterest and bring it into the mix. Stay Tuned.
Day 6 of 30 Days of Cookies are Russian Tea Cakes.
What are they you ask? “A reason for the common name “Russian Tea Cake” or any connection to Russian cuisine is unknown. Some have speculated the recipes either derived from other Eastern European shortbread cookies, may have migrated to Mexico with European nuns, or may have been associated with cookies served beside Russian samovars (tea urns). By the 20th century, they were a part of wedding and Christmas and Easter traditions in the U.S., known by their popular “Russian tea cake” or “Mexican wedding cake” name.
Do they not sound good? Go to All Recipes to check out today’s cookie recipe!
Check out Facebook to be able to see the recipe over there too. Today we have Coconut Icebox Cookies!
Day 5 brings you a dense shortbread cookie. A lot of the times this cookie is made during Christmas time when you want a more indulgent cookie. Come and check it out at All Recipes.
Facebook has a recipe for Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints.
“Shortbread is a type of cookie with a high butter content: The traditional recipe is one part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour; some recipes use a 1:1:1 ratio, and there are variations in between (later recipes added eggs). It has been called the ancestor of all butter cookies. The original shortbreads were made with oatmeal; the more elegant white flour came later and lightened the cookie. The addition of rice flour gives shortbread a grainy, crumbly texture, while cornstarch (corn flour) gives it a more dense texture. Shortbread originated in Scotland (where cookies are called biscuits) in medieval times. According to EnglishTeaStore.com, Scottish shortbread evolved from medieval biscuit bread, a twice-baked, enriched bread roll dusted with sugar and spices and hardened into a rusk. Eventually, butter was substituted for yeast, and shortbread was born.”
Read more about the History of the Shortbread Cookie here.
It is almost the weekend!!!
Welcome to day 4 everyone! Today we have a Spring Biscotti, otherwise known as the Chocolate Cherry Biscotti. Check it out HERE.
Over on our Facebook Page I posted the recipe for a Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti.
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