The Yule Blog, Dec. 10: 15 days until Christmas
These Italian specialty cookies are a Christmas favorite
I think every family has one: a cookie recipe that only makes an appearance after Thanksgiving leftovers have disappeared. Gingerbread men, sugar cookies cut into candy canes, Christmas trees and Santa hats, put out next to a glass of milk for Old St. Nick on Christmas Eve.
In the Rotondo household, it’s my grandmother’s Neapolitan cookies. They are normally delivered to us on Christmas Eve with a variety of her specialties – butter cookies, fried Italian bow-tie cookies and lots of others – and only after we’ve finished The Feast of the Seven Fishes.