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Oldies But Goodies {#2}

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Welcome to the second round of “Oldies But Goodies”, which I started last month in an attempt to share older, oft-forgotten recipes from the depths of my archives. It was very well-received among readers so I am forging on and will continue to post these round-ups on the last day of each month, highlighting the older recipes that I have made during the month. As you will see, this was certainly the month of the cookie! Lots and lots of cookie recipes, and quite a few from back when the site was quite new, so I’m sure you’ll discover some new recipes in this list. Enjoy!

Pizzelle

Pizzelle (Italian Waffle Cookies)

I absolutely love pizzelles, and they are a staple in most Italian households. They are popular around the Christmas holiday, but with Easter coming this week, they are heavily requested! For a great anise version, use 1 teaspoon of anise oil (you can buy little bottles at drug stores) in place of the anise extract.

Biscotti

Biscotti

Yet another traditional Italian baked good, every day is a good reason to make biscotti. There are so many different varieties you can make and there are quite a few on this site (Cranberry-Almond, Chocolate-Pistachio, and Black Pepper-Parmesan, to name a few), but this is a basic recipe you can tweak to your liking. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of anise oil for great anise biscotti!

Lebkuchen Cookies

Lebkuchen Cookies

These cookies are full of warm spices and soft and chewy thanks to an abundance of molasses and honey.

Italian Walnut Pillow Cookies

Italian Walnut Pillow Cookies

This is an old recipe of my Grandma’s that she used to make each year for Thanksgiving. A tender and flaky pastry dough is rolled out and spread with a sweet walnut filling, then rolled up and sliced into individual cookies. Almost like mini-nutrolls. Absolutely delicious!

Pittsburgh Penguins Sugar Cookies

Pittsburgh Penguins Sugar Cookies

These cookies made their debut during the Stanley Cup Finals last year, and I have made them a few times since them. I had a request for them this week, as well as some Pittsburgh Steelers jersey sugar cookies. I also made Shamrock Cookies this month, and Easter egg cookies are on the way!

Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti

(Really need a new photo of this!) This is my all-time favorite baked pasta dish. I created it a few years ago and continue to enjoy it. Recently I made it for family that came over to celebrate my 30th birthday. The secret is little cubes of mozzarella that create cheesy pockets throughout the pasta!

Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies

Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies

I have been making these cookies for almost as long as I can remember, probably back to my high school or college days. The dough is sweet, tender, and flaky and studded with chocolate chips. Super easy, and unbelievably melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

What was the most delicious recipe you made this month?

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22 Responses to “Oldies But Goodies {#2}”

  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) on March 31, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    i LOVE the pizzelle and the biscotti (i swear i’m Italian and NOT german!!!) they look amazing and i would give my right arm to have one right now. well, maybe my left arm… :)

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  2. Jen @ How To: Simplify on March 31, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    What a great idea for a post! The Pizzelle recipe looks amazing!

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  3. Maggy on March 31, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    A great collection of delicious recipes!

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  4. Joan on March 31, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I love your blog and have been voting for you!

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  5. margaret on March 31, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    ALL of these sound fantastic.

    I voted for your delicious menu. Wish you were cooking for me.

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  6. Ana Maria on March 31, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    …The most delicious recipe I made this month was the “Island cookies” recipe that comes on the back of Nestle’s white chocolate chip bag…they are spectacular, delicious; I just substituted almonds for pecans, I reccomend anyone to try it…

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  7. Michelle on March 31, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Nice! The Italian Walnut Pillow Cookies look so good!

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  8. Allison on March 31, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I really like the “Oldies but Goodies” each month!! And the choco chip tea cookies remind me of mexican wedding cookies but with chocolate chips. YUM!

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  9. Randy Goldberg on March 31, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    “Italian Walnut Pillow Cookies”

    In Yiddish, we call these rugelach.

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  10. sugar plum fairy on March 31, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Every thing looks super….so wanted to vote for u but not in the US ,so fat chance …sorry about that :-)))

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  11. Cookin' Canuck on March 31, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I have always wanted to make pizzelles. I’m heading over to read that post right now.

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  12. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on March 31, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Love your pizzelles…. I haven’t made any in a while. I’ll have to borrow my grandmother’s pizzelle maker again. Or maybe I should just get my own!

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  13. Sara on March 31, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    YAY for Pizzelles!

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  14. jaclyn@todayslady on April 1, 2010 at 1:04 am

    I love the idea of this type of post!! Way back when I first started reading your blog I wanted to make those italian walnut pillow cookies but completely forgot! I’m bookmarking this right now!!

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  15. Tracy on April 1, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Great collection!

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  16. Melanie @ Heavenly on April 1, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Am I right in remembering that pizzelle is also a slang word in italian? they look v. cute and pretty btw

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  17. Maria on April 1, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Great list of goodies!

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  18. bunkycooks on April 6, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Gotta love the Pittsburgh Penguin cookies! ;)

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  19. Elle (Bromography) on April 6, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I love the chocolate chip tea cookies. Thanks for bringing back some great oldies.

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  20. Fuji Mama on April 7, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I love these posts–such a great way to see some fabulous yummies! I LOVE pizzelles and am glad you included them in this roundup–time to go print off the recipe!

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  21. Michelle on April 19, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    “Italian Walnut Pillow Cookies”

    In Yiddish, we call these rugelach.

    Reply

  22. anonymous on June 16, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    These are looking great and totally innovative. Would love to have some now :)

    Reply

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