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Lemon Susamielli…Festa Italiana Seattle

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…. family recipes are like a painting, a painting of your family’s memories and history..just like DaVinci’s Mona Lisa is a memory of La Giocanda..your family recipe can help to recreate a memory of a special time or place or event.. These are one of my comfort foods, cookies flavored with fresh lemon grandmother used to make these for Holidays and they could  made any day a special one…I can still remember the smell of fresh lemons coming out of the kitchen ..the lemon perfume wafting through the house..that filled the air and   followed  me everywhere until I took that first luscious bite..and fresh lemons..they are a work of art!

These cookies are made in the shape of an ‘S’ and are known as susamielli

Lemon Cookies (susamielli al limone)

1/2 cup softened butter

1/2 cup sugar

peel of 1 fresh  lemon grated

4 tbsps fresh lemon juice

1 egg beaten

2  cups  flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tablespoon milk

Cover a cookie sheet with baking paper. Place butter, sugar and lemon peel in a  bowl and mix till well blended.Add in beaten egg and lemon juice, and milk, a little at a time, mixing  after each addition. Place flour and baking powder in a sifter and sift into the dough a little at a time mixing after each addition and until a soft dough is formed. Place some flour on a wooden board, and place dough in center. Divide dough into 50 equal parts. Roll each one onto a little sausage and then form each sausage into an ’S’. Place cookies onto baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

For more recipes Get your copy of the award winning book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions-2nd edition

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**See You Soon, Sept 28,29th at  in Seattle at Festa Italiana   and at these other great places, for more info email:

Thursday, September 26th, 7 PM to 9 PM, SAVOUR Specialty Foods, 2242 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107, book signing and sampling,

SAVOUR Specialty Foods

Friday, September 27th, 5 PM to 7 PM, Intentional Table, 124 Madrone Lane North, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, book signing and sampling,

Intentional Table

Saturday, September 28th, 11 AM to 1 PM, Culinaire The Cook’s Shop, 251 Westfield Southcenter Mall, Seattle, WA 98188, book signing,

Culinaire The Cook’s Shop

Saturday, September 28th, 6:30 PM  Quintessential Gourmet, 2001 Western Avenue, Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98121, book signing and sampling,

Quintessential Gourmet

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