I tried a new cookie this year. They are called Italian Christmas cookies. I found the recipe on Pinterest but won’t bother including because I actually haven’t tried one yet (how’s THAT for self-control!) so I don’t know if I should recommend them yet.
This recipe calls for almond extract in the dough and almond extract in the glaze. I absolutely love the scent of almond extract. I’m pretty sure there was almond extract in a cookie from my youth, so nostalgia enters into this. My mother used to make little cookies that were a plain cookie dough wrapped around a maraschino cherry. They were rolled in granular sugar. I can still conjure up the smell of those cookies. Does anybody else remember those cookies?
The ones I made today are double glazed, meaning I dipped them in the glaze while they were still warm and then let them sit for a while on a cooling rack. Then I re-dipped them in glaze and put little decorations on them while the frosting was still wet. I thought the blue colours suited them well.
I read that you should let the cookies sit for at least three hours for the glaze to harden. They’re still not completely hard yet, so I’ll leave them a while longer before I store them away. Fridge? Freezer? Just in an air tight container? Don’t know what would be best until Christmas.
Do you make anything like this? Jeanie, I think you do.