Monday, December 19, 2011

Baking Anginettes with Mom

One day this week, mom was talking with our mail lady named Carolyn.  They were chatting about how much they both love anginette cookies at Christmas time.  The one point that came up that both girls agreed on was how dry they always are and how you need to drink a whole glass of milk to wash down one cookie!  Carolyn told mom that she has an anginette recipe that is moist and to-die-for and she shared it with mom!So that's what we're making ~

This is Carolyn's recipe.  Mom cut it in half and we still got 4 dozen cookies!

2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons lemon extract or anise extract if you prefer --  we used the lemon.
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 pound ricotta
4 cups flour
3 eggs
1 teaspoon salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cream butter, sugar and eggs.  Add the other ingredients and mix well.
Bake for 8 minutes.

Frosting:
1 cup confectioners sugar
1-2 Tablespoons of milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

 This is before the cookies are popped into the oven to bake. 
 The helper ALWAYS gets to lick the beaters!   Too bad Mitch is working with the boys today! haha
 The cookies bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes.   Mom has always cooled her cookies on newspaper. She learned this from her mom.  Does anyone else cool cookies on newspaper?
 They get a dab of glaze next. 
 Merry Christmas to you and your mom, Uncle Bill.  We hope you like the anginettes that mom and I baked.  Uncle Bill is the man that helped dad rescue Mitch.  Bless you always and forever, Uncle Bill!

I love my brother!  I know I tease him and bash him a lot but life wouldn't be any fun without Mitch!  Did you get all of this down, Santa *wink wink*

Mom is going to be making her pineapple cheesecake for Christmas and she's putting cherries on top!
I can't wait to help out with that!

So until next time...........

Love ya lots,
Maggie

31 comments:

Mango said...

Nothing like freshly baked cookies, right? Of course helping in the kitchen is a bonus.

Slobbers,
Mango

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

those sound like yummy cookies - I think we will get our Mom to try making them. As for newspaper....it is actually dangerous to use now as about ten years ago they went to water soluble inks which is why it gets all over your fingers when you read the paper....wouldn't want ink on our cookies and it can be toxic. Back in merry old England they use to wrap fish and chips in newspaper but they had to ban the practice because of the inks.

Priscilla said...

I bet your kitchen smelled amazing too! The cookies look so yummy!!!

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Maggie.
Nice baking. Those look really good and even better on the beaters. My grannie uses newspaper for cookie cooling too. Hey... I included your nice comment about mitch in my letter to santa...
norwood
PS- I bet those guys had pizza. I'd smell his breath when he gets back.

Remington said...

Your baking is always SO awesome! Thanks for sharing!

SissySees said...

I'm making my Christmas baking list as we speak... but no lemon. The Knight HATES lemon... (I love it though, so maybe I'll try this later!)

tula said...

Hey Maggie, if woo are too tired from baking.. i am available to help with the cheesecake! let your momma know ok?

thanks,
tula

Tessa the Maltese said...

Hey Maggie, Mom and I are both drooling!

Those cookies sound nom!

woos, Tessa

Coco - The Princess said...

My sisters and i would like to send you my sincere gratitude for helping support the HPP.

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,
Your new Friends - Coco The Princess, Lady Godiva & Truffle too

Dotty said...

I have never heard of those cookies, but they look lovely! I love your Christmassy photo at the head of the blog too!

Sue said...

We're cooking today, too. We're helping Mom make gingerbread cookies and sugar cookies. We think she might make some cookies just for us, too.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Sherry said...

So, Maggie, how'd they taste? Must be yummy! Our mom cools cookies on racks and sometimes on her Airedale cutting board.
--Alanis & MIro

scotsmad said...

We're sure Uncle Bill will LOVE those!

Thanks for recipe.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

The Army of Four said...

Oh. Oh, do those look incredible! And lucky you for getting to lick the beaters!!!
Luv,
Dave

Corbin said...

YUM! Mom might try that recipe!
-Corbin

3 doxies said...

Well dis do be embarrassing but we has NEVERS heard of Anti...er, whatevers them cookies is called. But, they do look scrumptious!

Puddles
PS: my mum sure could a thing or two from ya'lls cookin'!

Teddy Bear said...

Those look delicious!!!

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

Rubie said...

We've never heard of those cookies either..... and mum reckons that there are too many toxins and chemicals in newspaper inks to put foodables on them. Buy your mom some cooking cooling racks from the home shops.

I love the smells of Christmas cookie and cake baking!!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie

Berts Blog said...

My Vickie may not be able to cook, but we both can read and when we read the ingredients, both of our mouths started watering.

Mmmmmmm good.

Bert

Sam said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch, so did you guys get to taste the anginette cookies? We're still a little miffed about the "fake donuts".

Two French Bulldogs said...

moms favorite
Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

oh gosh,, i know they will be wonderful!
love
tweedles

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I don't think my Mom ever baked cookies in her life!!!!
I did a few times when my boy were young. I made a lot more cup cakes then cookies tho!!
Thanks for sharing with us your recipe Maggie and Mom.
xx, Zoie & Fern

snoopydog said...

Deeeeeeeelicious!!!!! Have lots of Christmas fun. Ros and Oscar

Princess Patches said...

They look really yummy!

Aire-hugs,
Patches

Douglas said...

OMD Maggie, those cookie look so yummy! You are such a grrreat helper for your mom!

Rooooo!
Douglas

mayziegal said...

YUM! Those look DEE-lish! Oh, gosh, I'm gettin' all drooly here. (And I thinks my mom is, too. Heehee!)

We've never heard of Anginette cookies before. Maybe I can get my mom to make some for me! Oh, yeah, and dad and Brudder Ranger, too.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Happy Serendipity said...

Hello Maggie & Mitch! Ooh that looks really yummy! Does your mom need another helper? ;-)

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Roan said...

I've never heard of these cookies, but they sure look worth trying. I've never cooled cookies on newspaper, but my mother-in-law, may she rest in peace, used to roll out her noodles on the local newspaper. I've tried to replicate her noodle recipe every year since her death, but can't quite seem to get them just right. My nephew says the missing ingredient is newsprint from the Greenup Press. I think he might be right.

The Thuglets said...

Oh yummy..they look Absolutely Daleicious!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Archie and Melissa said...

hi m & m and mom!
oh my gosh!
those look deeeliciuos, but everything you make is amazing!
thank you for sharing the recipe!
we just saw the mitten you made that twee won and it is beyond fabulous!
you always make our day!
xoxox
a & m