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13 Apr

Add extracts and a few drops of water if necessary until filling reaches a spreading consistency. Your house should be filling with heavenly scents if you’re baking along!

Place remaining sugar in a bowl; roll cream cheese balls in sugar until completely covered. Roll up; place seam-side down on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. –Linda Even without the advantage of the Internet or the Food channel, Mum found recipes everywhere—through family and friends; cookbooks; flour or sugar sacks; labels on the packaging of nuts, bakers chocolate, etc.; print newspapers and magazines.

I have to admit that I really didn’t pay much attention to what was bought but only that the flour and sugar came in huge sacks.

I remember discussions about the twenty-five pounds of flour (venticinque). Makes 8 dozen As a sheltered kid growing up in the fifties and early sixties, nothing could be more exotic than alcohol as an ingredient in a cookie.

Important discussions that involved numbers or money or our transgressions were always conducted in Italian, which was Greek to me. During cookie-baking season, I can remember the very distinctive bottle of Sicilian Gold being lifted from a nondescript brown paper bag as the choirs sang—“Gloriaaaaaaaaaaa….” (not to be confused with the a very popular Van Morrison hit of the sixties: G-L-O-R-I-A or perhaps, maybe) The Wine Wreath cookies are delicious!

Also, using purchased apricot filling instead of nuts is an equally good choice.Eventually Mum stopped making the large rolls and made the mini-sized nut rolls—equally delicious, equally impressive on a cookie tray and the only recipe that I have to include here.As a not-so-serious holiday baker these days, I think making either the large nut roll or the mini nut rolls is the only confection a person has to make.Mum poured over the entire magazine while I waited impatiently for her to extract all the cooking, needlework, household, and life wisdom for that particular issue and then hand it off to me.I would then cut out Betsy Mc Call, a beautiful one-dimensional paper doll, complete with her new monthly wardrobe.