Originally Posted by osucook
What exactly is peffernese and springerle? I've never heard of them.
Hmmm but the toffee sounds good and so does the pralines. Do you give candy as gifts during the holidays?
springerle are cookie 'tiles' that are imprinted w/beautiful carved scenes. the original molds were carved from wood, now their some sort of resin, but still lovely. They are heavy on the anise, and if you like that flavor, they are very lite, interesting cookie and they must be made in advance to age.
peffernese are a spicy german cookie that my dad loved during the holidays-mom bought them at the A&P....I tried to make them a couple of years ago and found a recipe. I thought I'd try them again this year, as I have a new food processor and they have a lot of fresh ground spices in them. they're finished off w/powdered sugar.
toffee is the easiest, just remember to wipe the surface of the toffee before you pour on the choc. pieces. or the butter film will interfere with your chocolate sticking to the toffee.