Welcome to Mama's Italian Recipes Blog

So who is Mama? Mama is a full blooded Italian woman raised in Brooklyn New York surrounded with good food and Italian culture. I want to share the recipes of the old world with the new world. Known for her exceptional dishes she loves nothing more than to prepare and serve these recipes to her friends and family.

Now, we share them with you.

Sunday, December 9, 2007


3/4 c. soft shortening
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. lemon rind
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Cream together shortening and sugar; add egg, lemon rind and juice, stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Let set in refrigerator for 10 minutes to chill. Roll and cut. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes.
Sprinkle sugar on cookies before baking.

Okay....not so Italian but a family favorite and timely!!!! Happy Holidays!