Saturday, December 20, 2014

Nut Cookies and Nutcrackers

This year we have a desire to try lots of different recipes.

First up, Swiss Hazelnut Cookies and Almond Stars.

I learned a new thing with the swiss hazelnut cookie recipe. If you are in the nut aisle looking at bags of cashews, walnuts, pecans, peanuts, filberts, pistachios, and almonds, and wonder where the hazelnuts are, wonder no more.

Filberts are hazelnuts. Tis true! But you, being smarter than me, already knew that right? However, since I did not know this little fun fact, I went to several stores without success and wondered if I was going to have to order hazelnuts from the internet. Thankfully someone at church told me and armed with new knowledge, I came home from the store with two bags of filberts.

Waiting to be decorated are Melting Moments Cookies and a third batch of sugar cookies.

One thing Hannah has greatly missed while living at college is baking. She is satiating that desire by baking all of these cookies.

Sugar cookies, check
Melting Moments, check
Swiss Hazelnut, check
Almond Stars, check
Lebkuchen, check

Currently she and Abby are baking gingerbread cookies, which is their father's favorite.

Ellie is keeping them company and manning the camera. Ellie loves to bake too and is patiently awaiting her sister to tire of baking so she can get into the kitchen.

Oh, and Mom, here are my nutcrackers.


Jody said...

Wow! Impressive. Each of my children (minus the baby) has chosen a favorite cookie to bake, but, alas, we've been sick all week, and I'm thinking that we'll be utilizing the 12 days of Christmas for baking this year.

Glenda said...

Thanks Jody. It has been fun. In past years, we have often had the desire to bake all sorts of different cookies, but have only managed to get the "standard" ones baked. This year we actually made all the ones we were hoping too.

I hope all are feeling better and that your Christmas season is filled with Jesus and baking. Merry Christmas to all!