June 2007 Newsletter

JUNE  NEWSLETTER  -  CookiesItalian.com

Here’s the Italian cookie recipe for this month. As kids we really liked these Grandma baked cookies – I hope you enjoy them too.

Ugly but Good Cookies: Brutti ma Buoni  

4 egg whites, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon amaretto
zest from 4 oranges
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup pine nuts

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a cookie sheet and dust it with some flour.

Place whites in the bowl of an electric mixer and whip to soft peak. Add the sugar steadily and beat for 2 minutes. Stop the machine and add the flour, vanilla, amaretto, zest, and cocoa powder. Mix for 1 minute and stop the machine. Stir in the nuts quickly and place 2-inch blobs on cookie sheet 1-inch apart. Bake 30 minutes until crisp. Remove and allow to cool.


 Baking Tip for the month

Unless otherwise directed, let cookies cool for 1 minute on the baking sheet before removing to a wire rack. Let baking sheets cool completely before placing the next batch of cookie dough on it. Otherwise, the heat from the baking sheet will soften the dough and cause it to spread.


 Special Discount for our Newsletter Subscribers

This month we are offering a 5% discount on any orders you place before the end of June. Just put the word   newsletter   in the discount code box on the order form. This offer expires June 30, 2007.


 Here are a few Italian expressions to use this month! 

Excuse me                    Mi scusi                        mee shOO-see

Please                          Per piacere                   pEHr pee-ah-chAY-reh

Thank you                    Grazie                          grAH-tsee-eh

You’re welcome           Prego                           pREH-goh

Good morning              Buongiorno                   boo-OHn jee-OHr-noh

Good evening               Buona sera                   boo-OH-nah sAY-rah


Have a great day and thanks for your interest in www.cookiesitalian.com

God’s Blessings – Mike  mike@cookiesitalian.com