If you have come from the Virtual Cookie Exchange, our previous stop was Just Because Quilts and the next stop is at the end of this post.
I love family recipes. So I thought I’d share one for this week’s adventure of the Virtual Cookie Exchange over at Justmequilt.
I’m sharing my Aunt Gladys’ Jinjalene Cookies. It is from her or should I say our Italian heritage. I got the recipe from her when I was putting together a Cookie Table for my son’s wedding rehearsal. It is a tradition to have a spread of cookies from all the aunts and grandmothers, etc at the actual wedding, however, that event was already planned to perfection so I added to the part I was in charge of the rehearsal.
Didn’t the table turn out so elegant and fun?
The recipe I am sharing is what I call a great coffee cookie. It isn’t sweet and pairs beautifully with a cup of coffee or a nice English Tea. It also is great cookie to bring to a Cookie Swap because it something a bit different. This is something that I remember from the Christmas cookies platter of Christmas’ of old…😉
Aunt Gladys’ Jinjalene Cookies
These pair wonderfully with a cup of coffee
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs (slightly beaten)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 level teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
*Jinjalene seeds (aka Sesame seeds)
- Cream the butter and sugar.
- Add slightly beaten eggs and mix.
- Add vanilla, flour, baking powder and salt; mix thoroughly
- Roll out in a log stick with hands; cut into 3″ pieces.
- Roll in Jinjalene seeds.
- Place onto an un-greased cookie sheet.
- Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Lightly golden brown.
- My Aunt Gladys likes to put on kitchen gloves when she does the rolling of the logs and rolling in the sesame seeds to prevent sticking to your fingers.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the recipe. I love cookie swaps in person too. You know with actual cookies to exchange. I like them so much I have a created a quick guide to help you plan one of your own as well as a printable recipe card to help you keep track of your favorite cookie recipes. If is a gift from me. Just let me know where to send it.