Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Tuesdays with Dorie - Cookies - Pfefferneusse and Christmas Spiced Cookies
This week for Dorie's Cookies, there is a double header from me. A trip to the emergency room two weeks ago put paid to me participating in Dorie's Cookies earlier this month, so I have made both of December's cookies for this week's post.
First up is Dorie's version of Pfefferneusse - a German cookie that is literally called a "pepper nut". I have made pfefferneusse before, but Dorie's recipe has an unusual spice blend that includes mustard powder. I didn't have mustard powder so I used mild curry powder - even less traditional! But it seemed to work: these are my cookies before frosting:
I used Dorie's chocolate frosting to decorate the pfefferneusse, also non-traditional, but good, and was as bold to sprinkle a little pepper on top of each (not too much). I made a quarter of the batch, and gave away most of them to a friend for Christmas.
The next recipe is Christmas Spiced Cookies:
These comprise Dorie's Good for Almost Anything Vanilla Sugar Cookie dough mixed with Christmas spices, cut into Christmas shapes, sprinkled with sanding sugar and baked. These are plain and simple but delicious - I couldn't fault them.
To see what everyone else made this week, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.