That’s the choice I have to make! And, in the end, I will probably make both. At Christmas, my favorite cookies are sugar cookies with lots of icing and springerles. This post talks about when I was making them right after our last move and I couldn’t find my springerle pin. Last year, while walking around the shops in Lawrence, Kansas, I found another pin so now I have two and I know where they both are. They have to sit out and dry overnight before baking and I’m thinking . . where on earth could I do that in this little house? Vince likes them ok but he doesn’t love them like I do. He loves biscotti. He’s not crazy about iced sugar cookies so I always leave some without icing for him. That’s kinda crazy to not like the icing!
For springerle cookies, this is the recipe I use except I use about 4 drops of anise oil instead of the anise extract.
I have a recipe for Anise Cookies from Vince’s sister and that’s the recipe I normally use for biscotti but it’s on a recipe card and I never put it in my Paprika recipes on the iPad so it’s packed and I don’t have it. I’ve written her and asked if she will email it to me.
The sugar cookie dough is in the fridge chilling and I’ll probably wait til tomorrow while Vince is at work to roll those out and bake them. I’ll probably mix up the springerle dough tomorrow evening and spread it out on our little breakfast room table after dinner so they can dry overnight. I’ll wait to hear from Vince’s sister and if I don’t hear back from here by Wednesday or so, I’ll find another biscotti recipe. Anyone have a good one to share?
The fruit for CJ’s Fruit Cake is marinating and tomorrow I’ll bake those. My parents are coming so I want to get lots of baking and cooking done ahead so I can enjoy all my time with them.
Vince is away . . he’s out making his daily trip to Home Depot and Wal-Mart. Seriously . . how does he stand to do that? I’m thankful though because I sent my grocery list with him. My bet is he comes home with lunch too . . either a Subway sandwich (which isn’t my favorite but if he brings it and I don’t have to go out . . that’s great!) or if Maria’s is open, he’ll bring home something from there. My bet is they’re not open on Sunday. He did buy fresh cold cuts yesterday so maybe he won’t bring home lunch. Doesn’t matter . . we won’t go hungry. We’re having leftover beef ribs with cream sauce for dinner so I just need to come up with some veggie ideas. Vince brought home two sweet potatoes yesterday from his trip to Wal-Mart so my guess is . . he wants baked sweet potatoes. Sounds like a good idea — no mess, no clean up. I think we’ll have a salad with it and that’s it!
Now . . really . . I’m going to sew!