ABOUT ARLINE CONIGLIARO

Meet the Woman Behind the Apron

Aunt Cookie, Taste the Love

is my small-scale cookie enterprise created and located out of Lawrenceville, New Jersey. 

I believe in creating small-batch recipes made with pure, quality ingredients. My cookies can be sent nationwide to anyone you want. Why are cookies the best way to send your message? Because they’re delicious.

I’m an idealist who decided to spin a hobby, a creative experience and personal expression into a business. Welcome to my dream — a cookie business based on integrity, quality ingredients and time-tested recipes.

My love for baking started when I was 12, and my mother gave me free reign of the kitchen. My mother, who was a dedicated mom of four daughters and married to a “1960s” husband, went back to school full time to get her Master’s degree in education. In order to help my mom, I became involved in the daily routine in the kitchen, making meals for the family and baking for fun (my family does love their sweets!). I learned by watching, reading recipes and making mistakes along the way.

I discovered early on that the quality of ingredients made a big difference in the quality of the product. Growing up, I watched my grandmother bake. I chose to stand by her side and take the time to measure the ingredients she ‘threw’ together. There was never a written recipe. She was the keeper of the recipe. What I recorded then on paper has evolved into the recipe I use today for the Toasted Almond Biscotti and the other variations I make of this time-honored treat. My grandmother, who lived through the Depression, called them Mandel Brot.

I realized later that her background explained a lot regarding her use and choice of ingredients. Time spent with her only deepened my love of baking. The Almond Biscotti I learned to make by her side has developed into my signature cookie. It’s versatile, delicious and invites anyone who samples it to Taste the Love.