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It’s National Cookie Day!

Galleano Winery, CA

Galleano Winery, CA


Today, December 4, is National Cookie Day! In celebration of the day, below is a recipe from Galleano Winery in Mira Loma California.

Galleano Winery is a National Landmark located in the Cucamonga Valley. The winery is not far from the California’s Ontario International Airport.



Almond Sherry Cookies


½ c butter
1/3 c granulated sugar
2 egg yolks, unbeaten
1 c coarsely ground almonds
½ t grated lemon zest
¼ t vanilla
¼ c Galleano Sherry
1 c all purpose flour
1/8 t salt


1. Cream butter; add sugar slowly.
2. Add egg yolks, beat until fluffy.
3. Add ½ c almonds, lemon zest and vanilla.
4. Sift flour and salt together.
5. Stir in Sherry alternately with flour and salt.
6. Drop by tablespoon onto remaining almonds sprinkled on waxed paper.
7. Pick up the ends of the paper and toss dough until coated with nuts.
8. Shape into balls of 1” diameter. Place on lightly greased baking sheet.
9. Place in upper middle of pre-heated 400º oven.
10. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Recipe provided by The Historic Galleano Winery, Cucamonga Valley, California.

Cookies are very tempting for most people. Do you know that there are other special cookie days including National Sugar Cookie Day and  National Oatmeal Cookie Day? This week is also National Cookie Cutter Week. According to the Food Reference website, October is National Cookie Month.


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