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German Christmas Cookies: Spritz

Happy St. Nicholas Day! Since our St. Nicholas Day traditions come from Germany, I thought I’d share the recipe for another family tradition that comes from Germany, making spritz cookies! Spritz, or Spritzgebäck in German, comes from the German word spritzen which means to squirt. Like pizzelles, you’ll also need a bit of equipment to make these… Continue reading German Christmas Cookies: Spritz

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Italian Christmas Cookies: Pizzelles

Pizzelles are anise flavored Italian wafer cookies that are made for special occasions and holidays like weddings, Easter, and of course Christmas! They also happen to be the oldest known cookie and so it’s no surprise that there are similar cookies throughout Europe such as Swiss Bratseli and Norwegian Krumkakes. Unlike most cookies, pizzelles actually… Continue reading Italian Christmas Cookies: Pizzelles

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12 Cookies of Christmas: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Now that it’s December 1st, it’s officially okay to crank up the Christmas music and turn on those classic Christmas movies (or Hallmark Christmas movies, we won’t judge). It’s also time to start thinking about what Christmas cookies you’ll be making this year. Christmas cookies are a BIG deal in our family. We make 12… Continue reading 12 Cookies of Christmas: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies