12 December 2011


A Christmas tradition in our home three years in the making is to listen to Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" (by Focus on the Family's radio theater programming) while baking cookies. This year it was just peppernuts. Apparently, there are about as many varieties of peppernuts as there are people who make them. I think at David's family Christmas last year there were no less than four different kinds of peppernuts in attendance. For this year, I made the lighter, crisper ones seen in the back of the photo above, while David made the more assertive dark peppernuts in the front of the photo. They both have wonderful flavor which is only supposed to improve with age. Yes, like a fine wine or cheese, these little cookies can and should be aged. But they're so stinkin' cute and tasty, that it's truly hard to just let them be!

Anyone else baking a holiday cookie must-have?


  1. i seen you write about these before. i think i'm going to whip up a batch this christmas. a christmas cookie favorite in our house are molasses cookies. the best is throwing a bunch in container with a piece of bread so that they are perfectly chewy the next day.

  2. Ooh! I'd like to try the dark ones next time. Where'd you get your recipe? (Also, I like your post title. Great minds bake alike. . .)