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      In the Kitchen with Sandra: And the winner is…

      Dec. 10, 2012

      Thank you to everyone who submitted a recipe to our first annual Italo Christmas Cookie Contest. It was truly a challenge to choose the winner. My mouth was watering as I was reading them and imagining how they tasted. There was one recipe however, that had me wondering just a little more and that was Lily Erlic’s Italian Inspired Cornetti Cookies.

      Lily Erlic wrote: “When we travelled to Rome, we noticed the wonderful array of breads that the Italians enjoyed for breakfast. Every morning, my husband and I would enjoy a cornetto, which means croissant. Many Italians enjoy this treat for breakfast, as did we. This experience with cornetti inspired me to create a cookie that would remind me of the delicious breakfasts we had in Rome. So the cornetti cookies were born!”

      Thank you Lily! What a great recipe. They were easy to make and tasted delicious! I loved the fact that Lily was inspired to make something different. Her travels to Italy lead her to create a delicious cookie that will forever remind her of her wonderful time spent in Rome. Bravo Lily!

      Lily’s Italian Inspired Cornetti Cookies


      ½ cup butter
      2 tbsp sugar
      1 tsp vanilla
      1 ½ cups flour
      ¼ tsp salt
      1 tbsp cream
      ½ cup of your favorite jam

      Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Add the flour and salt. Finally add the cream and mix to form dough. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.

      Cut the dough in half and roll each piece into ¼ inch thick rounds. Cut the round in half then divide in four, eight and then sixteen pieces. Add more flour on the board if needed. Add a tsp of jam towards the wide end of the dough and then carefully roll like a cornetto. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

      Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden. Let cool and enjoy!

      3 Responses to “In the Kitchen with Sandra: And the winner is…”

      1. Lily Erlic says:

        Thank you for the honor of placing my recipe on your blog. I appreciate your efforts and your kindness.
        All the best,
        Lily Erlic

      2. Gigs says:

        These cookies look amazing! Your family is so lucky to have such an amazing cook in the house!

      3. Lily Erlic says:

        I appreciate your reply. Thank you for the compliment. I hope you try the cookies!