Since it is almost Christmas I decided to go ahead and start my cooking. It’s tradition and you can’t mess with tradition. This recipe was printed in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, a newspaper that was published from 1852 to 1986. I’m guessing that this recipe is from 1976 or 77. Mom saw it, clipped it out of the paper, and made it for Christmas one of those years. I thought it was delicious, and as it is a tiny recipe I promptly lost it. But the food editor of the paper kindly looked it up and sent me this copy, and I have taken more care with this copy.
I have made this every year since then, and it’s one of the things that I only make at Christmas time. I would make this for me and make German hazelnut cookies for M. His recipe was translated from German and started out “make a mountain of flour and mine a pit in the center” [those Germans do have a way with words ;-).]
Anyway, it doesn’t look like much, I supposed I could fancy it up but I am quite lazy. It tastes delicious and carries the taste of Christmas in my mind. The recipe claims to make 12 servings, but I have never found this to be the case (it’s between 4 and 8).
And it is the perfect thing to enjoy on a gloomy winter’s day.