I've been doing my Christmas baking,
as I'm sure you have as well.
I like to include several family traditions,
one being German Springerle cookies
which my husband enjoyed while growing up.
It's a 3-day affair:
day one: mix the dough
day two: cut the cookies using the rolling pin shown above
day three: bake the cookies
(I will show you the end product tomorrow!)
Here is a detail shot of the traditional rolling pin,
in case you've never seen one.
Once you've cut out the cookies, they are placed on
anise-covered cookie sheets.
As they bake, the areas that are indented in the pin
The cookies are a bit hard,
but so delicious with a cup of tea!
MMMMM: I smell the anise now
and can't wait to taste it again!
I dropped off a couple of Christmas Coffee Breads
at our church office yesterday.
The staff is so good to us,
that I like to thank them with some baked goods.
I was intrigued by this lovely angel,
made from a discarded hymnal.