Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies: A Holiday Heritage Recipe From Susan Hanson

Today the Contest Spotlight is shining on Susan Hanson and her mother’s recipe for Old-Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies. When Giovanni saw the photos Susan sent us of these colorfully festive holiday sweets, he put his hands to his cheeks and with wide eyes proclaimed, “Award-winning cookies!” While he alone will not determine our contest’s winner,…
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Elsa’s Spritz Cookies: A Holiday Heritage Recipe From 12-Year-Old Astrid Axtman

Twelve-year-old Astrid Axtman of Fargo, ND is sitting in the Contest Spotlight today, with her Great-Grandma’s recipe for Christmas Spritz Cookies. Astrid shares her recipe, story and photo with us, and now Giovanni is insisting that we buy a cookie press so we can try out Astrid’s (Grandma’s) recipe! We loved reading about Astrid’s Swedish…
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Here Baker, Baker, Baker…

There are just THREE DAYS LEFT before the entry period of our Holiday Heritage Recipe Contest closes, and we would LOVE to include your favorite generational sweet treat recipe in the mix. Take a look at the list of recipe entries below to see how you can help us round out the goodie platter! We…
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Italian Fig Cookies “Cucidati”: A Holiday Heritage Contest Recipe From Lorraine Fina Stevenski

Today’s Contest Spotlight is shining on Lorraine Fina Stevenski of Land O Lakes, Florida, and her family’s recipe for Italian Fig Cookies, also called Cucidati. When our son, Gio, saw Lorraine’s cookie picture, he licked his lips and said, “We HAVE to make these!” Just wait until he finds out that these cookies are Sicilian…
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Holiday Baking Goal #1: Norwegian Krumkake

The holiday baking season is officially underway, and we are excited by the recipes we have already received in our Holiday Heritage Recipe Contest. The recipes being shared with us include Grandma’s Soft Molasses Cookies,  Joy to the World Chocolate Christmas Candies, Poor Man’s Cake and Molasses Cookie Bars. We also have Old World favorites like…
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