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Gluten Free Forever: What We’re Reading

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At Cookies con Amore, we are very excited about a new magazine for gluten-free foodies called Gluten Free Forever. And we are proud as punch to be featured in the second issue which hit the newstands at the end of January. (It’s available at 800 stores and counting.) You can also purchase print and PDF copies of the magazine on the Gluten Free Forever website. You’ll find our gluten-free raspberry linzer cookies showcased on page 9 of the Winter 2015
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Italian Christmas Cookies: Buon Natale!

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Christmas in Italy In Italy, the focus of Christmas is on family and feasting. The recipes are traditional—everyone looks forward to enjoying the dishes that their families have made for generations. The real magic happens in the way everyone—Mama, Papa, aunts, children, siblings, cousins, etc.—joins together to share in the traditions. Perhaps we’re biased, but we’ve always felt the most special part of Christmas dinner is when the cookies, Vin Santo and coffee come out. The work is all done,
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The Cuccidati and Sicily

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Each month here on the Cookies con Amore blog we dedicate one of our cookies to a region of Italy. It’s an opportunity for you to learn a bit about the Italian culture that is baked into each of our cookies—whether they are gluten-free, sugar-free or classico. Cuccidati and Sicily The Cuccidati is a fig-filled cookie that hails from Sicily. The star of this butter cookie is the filling: figs, dates, raisins, orange peel and a bit of marsala wine.
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The Ricciarelli and Siena

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Each month here on the Cookies con Amore blog we dedicate one of our cookies to a region of Italy. It’s an opportunity for you to learn a bit about the Italian culture that is baked into each of our cookies—whether they are gluten-free, sugar-free or classico. Ricciarelli and Siena The Ricciarelli is a traditional Tuscan cookie that is naturally gluten-free and combines orange with almond flavors. This cookie has an Arabic influence and dates back to the Crusades, when
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The Polentine Cookie and Tuscany

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Each month here on the Cookies con Amore blog we dedicate one of our cookies to a region of Italy. It’s an opportunity for you to learn a bit about the Italian culture that is baked into each of our cookies—whether they are gluten-free, sugar-free or classico. The Polentine Cookie: Gluten-Free Cornmeal and Jam The Polentine is a naturally gluten-free cookie that our head chef Fernanda invented. It’s based on a gluten-free cornmeal (a.k.a. polenta) batter to give a jaunty
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