Anise Drops

This is a cookie from Germany. Anise drops are also known as anisplätzchen, meaning anise flavored cookie. Once the batter is made, it is dropped by teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet and then allowed to rest over night, a minimum of 8 hours and up to 12 hours. The resting time allows the egg white in … Continue reading

Hermits

Here’s another interesting cookie with a fascinating history. I had never heard of Hermits before, but Mr. Google tells me there is a long and storied mystery & history behind them. Hermits may have been popularized in the American Colonial period as a bar cake that would last for a long time. They have the … Continue reading

Ginger Cookies

This page of the Girl’s Trade School book fell apart as I was handling it, much to my dismay. You can see the bottom edge lost a big chunk out of it. The way the recipe starts out is so charming to me. “You take 1 cup…” sounds a lot like a lady I used … Continue reading

Ginger Snaps

Where has the time gone!? I’m sure it was just a week ago I was going to take a breath before making some more posts. Really, how does the time go so fast anymore? Anyway, I’ve scanned tons of recipes from the Girl’s Trade School book and they all sound good. As I post them, you … Continue reading