Friday, November 02, 2007

all souls day

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the longer i live in san antonio, the more i appreciate its culture & traditions. this recipe is from a vintage italian cookbook, but substitute the almonds for bones and you got some good ol' day of the dead material. besides my family,friends & garanimals, it is hard to find something that i love more than italian cookies. when we lived in brooklyn, i would pack up three kids and take the subway (there & the bus back) to court street bakery for italian holiday cookies & nonholiday cookies for the rest of the year. bring on the figs, almond paste, pignoli, almonds & nonpareils. we are tawkin' solid gold.

solid gold for all souls with a splash of rock&roll.


Scheherazaad said...

Thanks for the recipe. It will come in handy for next years Halloween classes

jackie said...

My little 4'7" Italian grandma used to make 100s of pizzelles. She had her own iron with her initials in it so they were baked into the cookies.

This was before electric irons so she had to stand and hold it over the stove and then flip it for the other side for EACH COOKIE!

Happy baking Dawnie!

Ginni Dee said...

Ummmmm...cookie bones!!!


~S said...

This is such a good recipe. Happy ASD. :)

A bird in the hand said...

Ciao bella, I remember these well, crunch crunch.

tsdumont said...

oh, this recipe sounds damn good gal! italian cookies are good stuff. *yum* thanks for sharing this recipe.

happy late halloween to you!! i hope you had a good one.


fiwa said...

Those sound yummy! I could probably screw those up! ;)