9th Day Before Christmas: Yummy (& Pretty) Italian Rainbow Cookies

Jennie from "In Jennie's Kitchen" shares the recipe for her favorite family Christmas cookie.

This article and recipe appear on In Jennie’s Kitchen.

Italian Rainbow Cookies

For a few years now, I’ve watched Instagram come alive with the surprise of sweet, mysterious cookie deliveries as part of The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. And every single year I’ve missed the sign up deadline, my mind occupied with other things. Better late than never is how the saying goes, right? It felt like a win-win when I discovered the information for it on Julie’s blog in time to get my name into the mix this year. I loved spreading cheer with home baked love, and yes, getting cookies was wonderful, too. The other great news is that each person who participates makes a donation to a very worthy cause, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, and the #FBCookieSwap corporate partners match the donations.

I decided to make a batch of Italian Rainbow Cookies for my secret cookie peeps. They’re a yummy way to connect my past with my present. I’ve been eating these cookies longer than I can remember; maybe even before I knew how to walk. We grew up buying them from Court Pastry in Brooklyn, along with savoiardi cookies, anisette biscuits, and Regina cookies. This is where my girls had their first taste of cookies, too. Any Brooklyn Italian mama will agree that anisette biscuits make for rather yummy teethers. Read more and get the recipe at In Jennie’s Kitchen…

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