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Gifts from the Kitchen

I love to give home-made gifts! Besides those who get my cookie tins, I have some wonderful neighbors on my list of special people I want to give a little something to. I baked these simple Parmigiano "Cookies" (FABULOUS with a glass of wine).

This recipe makes 3 dozen 2" cookies. (I doubled this for 6 dozen):

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 c. grated parmigiano (or Grana Padano, or Romano)
1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1 t. smoked paprika

Mix all ingredients on low speed in mixer, until dough comes together. (Don't over-mix). Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut out round cookies. Bake on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for 14-15 minutes at 375. Cool.

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NOW for the fun part! I saved some Trader Joe's coffee cans, and rinsed them well with hot soapy water. This was easy, as we go through at least a can a week! Cut wrapping paper to fit, and use spray adhesive. Make sure you get the REPOSITIONABLE kind, in case you screw up!

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A simple label, or ribbon would do, but for me the fun is in the decorating! I have BOXES of scrapbooking supplies, so I just went to the box marked "Christmas", and had hundreds of adornments to choose from.

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Each can easily hold a dozen cookies! Now I get to deliver the goodies!

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Comments (2)

Palma, you must live in a different galaxy with 48 hours a day! How do you do so much??!! I can't wait to make these for Roberto when he comes....he'll love them.

connie:

As Mr. Rodgers says: "Wont you please, wont you please...Please wont you
BE MY Neighbor"!!!! =}

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