If you follow me on instagram you already know that my husband presented me with a cookie challenge back in November. Thanksgiving weekend, I was making my Holiday to do list making sure we made time for holiday baking. I asked him what cookies he wanted me to bake and by that I meant what cookies do you have to for Christmas. You know those cookies that your grandma always made or you always had as kid that really just mean Christmas to you. So he tells me that he loved these cookies his German Grandma made when he was a kid. I didn't have much to go on and he did not have a name for the cookie only what they looked like and what was in the cookie. So off to Pinterest and Google I went and 15 min later I came back with several images that I pinned. So after his review of what he felt was close to the cookie he was talking about I added the cookie to the holiday baking list. But before that happened he tagged his comment about the cookies with "You will never be able to make them" hmm? Did I just hear you right? I will not be able to make them right? Oh game on! He pretty much just meant that I would never be able to duplicate his Grandmas exact cookie. Well I kinda figured that since I did not have her exact recipe but I was going to try my hardest to come close. Well, I came close ..... like lets say 99% close and I'll take that as a win!
The cookies were a hit and will definitely be on the Holiday Cookie list next year!
What Christmas cookies are always must haves in your house for the holidays?
The recipe below is one I found on American Heritage Cooking and the only change I made was I used powdered sugar after the cookies came out of the oven.