Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Going Nutty

One of our favorite Christmas treats is peppernuts--a German Mennonite tradition. Both my grandmothers and my mom made these when I was a kid. Yum. I have only just begun adding this to my own Christmas traditions (not sure why I waited until now...maybe getting a little nostalgic in my old age), and the kids are enjoying the little cookies quite a bit. Hearing little Lu say peppernuts is pretty sweet.
The process to make them is not quick, but it's not terribly difficult--we've managed to do a little bit at a time and still enjoy ourselves.
Mary Beth is really enjoying helping me with the process--she cut A LOT of these little guys.

So far we've made two batches--most going out as gifts to our friends. I'm trying to decide if we need to make another batch to get us through Christmas and the week after.
Quite possibly.