Recipe for green leaf cookies that are in lots of Christmas cookie trays

Baking By Cakeladybu Updated 15 Jan 2014 , 12:22am by AnnieCahill

Cakeladybu Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 7:53pm
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Does anyone know of this recipe with chocolate filling and how they are made (press, etc.)  Thanks

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shanter Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 8:11pm
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Do you have a picture or can you give a URL where we can see the cookie you are enquiring about?

Cakeladybu Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 8:18pm
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Here is a photo.  2 cookies layers with chocolate between


MBalaska Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 8:50pm
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They are traditional Italian Butter cookies. 

MimiFix Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 10:18pm
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As in the leaf cookie, bottom row? 


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MBalaska Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 11:17pm
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OMG your baking is beautiful Mimi !!!

MimiFix Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 11:52pm
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Sorry, I should have explained that the photo shows factory made cookies. One of those is the green leaf cookie. Many bakeries lead customers to believe that their Italian cookies are made on premise. Not. 

MimiFix Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 11:56pm
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No factory cookies here! These are my 2013 holiday cookies:


Kathy107 Posted 8 Jan 2014 , 5:55pm
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MimiFix your cookies look delicious. 

MBalaska Posted 8 Jan 2014 , 8:45pm
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Originally Posted by Kathy107 

MimiFix your cookies look delicious. 


Cakeladybu Posted 12 Jan 2014 , 4:17pm
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yes - that is what  I am looking for.  How are they made and the recipe.  Thanks for sharing.


MBalaska Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 1:38am
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after reading this thread I got curious.  I looked at several recipes online and this one looked like the best option.  Haven't tried it yet myself.  But it looks yummy.


This is the basic Italian soft butter cookie recipe that is used for both the leaf cookies and other shapes like the stars with candied cherries in the center. Butter Cookies Yields 40 cookies


1/2 pound butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

extract 2-1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

glace cherry halves,optional


1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. In an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until really fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well until blended.

3. With mixer on low speed, add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix just until blended. Overmixing the dough will make it tough to squeeze through a pastry bag.

4. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a large open star tip with the cookie dough. Pipe cookies onto parchment-lined cookie sheet, spacing them 2 inches apart. If desired, place a cherry half in the center of each cookie before baking.

5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.

6. Using a metal spatula, lift cookies off cookie sheet and onto wire cooling racks. Cool. Store in an airtight container.

My note: For pink or green leaf cookies, tint the dough with a drop or two of red or green food coloring, and use a leaf tip to pipe the shapes. You can then dip the tips of the cookies into melted chocolate and let set on a wire rack.

AnnieCahill Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 12:22am
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AI've heard they are pistachio but I could be wrong. There is a company called Continental Cookies which makes them and many bakeries buy them as filler cookies for their trays.

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