DAY ONE: Something Sweet to go with your FREE READ – Gigugiuleni Cookies!

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My FREE days are here!

RETURN TO AUDUBON SPRINGS is being featured for the next FIVE days as FREE exclusively on Amazon Kindle! If you have not purchased this emotionally charged Romantic Comedy, now is your chance to grab it for FREE! As promised here is the first Italian Specialty Cookie Recipe right from Mama Iuliano’s cookbook.  I encourage you to grab the Gigugiuleni Cookie recipe before browsing through the listings of the following sites where Return to Audubon Springs is being featured. I think you will find some fabulous blogs worth following, plus, here you’ll have a chance to enter in the $25 Amazon Gift Card Raffle!

(pronounced JuJulanie)
Grandma Mangione’s Recipe
(Originally started with 5lbs. of flour like all her other cookie recipes)
Bake at 400 degrees for 13 min.
4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup lard melted (I use vegetable shortening but the lard is the authentic version. Forgive me Grandma)
1/3 cup water
4 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 Tbls Vanilla
1# Toasted sesame seeds
Approximately 1/4 cup water mixed with some sugar (4 parts water to one part sugar)
Mix flour, sugar and baking powder. Work in lard until dough is fine. To flour add egg, vanilla and water. Knead until dough is pliable. (Forgive me Grandma but I use the food processor for this) Mix the water/sugar mix with some of the sesame seeds. (Just enough water to dampen the seeds so they will stick to the cookies) Roll pieces of dough into a 1/2 inch rope about 10 inches long then into the sesame seeds. Cut cookies about 1 inch long and then roll each piece between the palms of your hands to make sure the seeds adhere better. (Some in the family don’t do this step but Grandma Mangione was particular about this!)
Place on greased cookie sheets. When toasty looking (about 13-18 min) remove to a cooling rack. Enjoy with family and friends!
Mom's Sesame Cookies

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Author - Humorous Contemporary Romance & Young Adult Romance
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5 Responses to DAY ONE: Something Sweet to go with your FREE READ – Gigugiuleni Cookies!

  1. ELF says:

    Those look yummy! Thanks for the recipe and I definitely look forward to reading the book, it sounds delicious as well.

    • RoseAnn DeFranco says:

      You’re welcome. I’ve been told that Rafe is quite delicious, but I might be biased! Enjoy the recipe and the read!

  2. RoseAnn DeFranco says:

    Thank you! I’ve been told Rafe is yummy! I hope you enjoy!

  3. JoAnn Chiavetta says:

    Oooh so good!

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