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Thursday, December 14, 2006


I spent last Saturday making Christmas cookies to give to a few friends. I was really looking forward to making Grandma's gingerbread cookies and Aunt Joyces Meringue mushrooms and peppermint candy canes. It was such a blast from the past because those cookies hold so many childhood memories. I love the gingerbread although I'm not really sure that's what there called because they have no ginger in them. Is that what Grandma calls them? Anyway, they are so delicious and they bring me right back to Reading Lane. Harper loves them too. The mushrooms were so fun to make and they are so yummy and adorable, I will definitely be making them again next christmas. Then there are those pesky candy cane cookies. Anunt Joyce, how did you do it!? Sculpting those was a true test of my dexterity and patients. Not to mention how tedious it was to crush all those candy canes.
Bierhanzl Christmas Cookies

Bierhanzl Christmas Cookies

Here is a newish picture of Harper. Josh recently took out the paint roller thinking Harper would find it amusing. Sure enough Harper loves it! He runs around rolling it all over the house. He refers to it as a "roll it" and at the moment we took this photo he told me he was "vacuuming vrooom".
Harper Roll It!


Blogger Leah said...

gosh- what a sunny little sweetie!

December 15, 2006 8:42 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

oh- and those cookies ARE christmas.
amazing to think of you making all of them every christmas joyce. i made the candy canes too- and i let jack crush the canes with a rubber mallot in a plastic baggie. very effective method.
also have the "gingerbread" ruth morton cookies in the fridge. can we rename them? no ginger- no bread. no ginger bread. spice shingles perhaps? doesn't really have that ring does it? (i do also really love these cookies. i would always remember them as we walked on that little stone path to the door- i loved the smell when you opened the tin!) thanks grandma!!

December 15, 2006 9:01 PM  
Blogger Edward said...

Are those the Pfeffernüsse cookies? I always remember those from Christmas. To quote Wikipedia: "Pfeffernüsse(also spelled pfefferneuse or pfeffernuesse in English, pebernød in Danish) are small, hard, round cookies. The name translates to pepper nuts in German, describing the cookie's spicy taste as well as the fact that many recipes actually call for a small amount of black pepper to be used."

December 30, 2006 9:42 AM  

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