My grandmother lived with us when I was in high school and I got to spend the last 3 years of her life working in the kitchen with her at Christmas to make all these wonderful cookies. While I was in college my dad took over the Christmas cookies. No matter how much he tried, they just never came out right. My mom tried too. She failed even worse. Once I moved out of my parents’ house, I took over the Christmas cookies. I have been baking for a week already and am only half done with the list of Christmas cookies. I’m pretty sure I’ve also gained at least 5 pounds already.
One of my favorite cookies are these little spiced cookies that are extremely hard and require a hot beverage to drip them in. Translated from German they are called Peppernuts.
4 cups granulated sugar