Good (insert time of day where you are) folks,
I just wanted to share. I am of German heritage so I enjoy eating and making things that my ancestors may have eaten. Most of the German recipes I have come from my 2 grandmothers. However, any time I see a German recipe in a magazine I test it out.
I was perusing a copy of cooks Illustrated and there it was. The traditional German Christmas treat. THE LEBKUCHEN. There version is made with almonds and hazelnuts and the main spices are cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon. Luckily there is an Indian Grocery store near me so the cardamom I got was pretty cheap.
Now I am more of a cook by nature but I do enjoy making the occasional baked good. Plus, who doesn't like Christmas/holiday cookies. So I made an inaugural batch. They are absolutely delicious. Next weekend I will be making many more and giving them to everyone I know.
Does anyone else have a cookie from there culture they enjoy making?