Sprit Cookies

One of the challenges of handwritten recipes is that sometimes they come with spelling errors, mistakes and other little foibles that come along with being human. It also makes it part of the fun! This recipe is for spritz cookies, those not-too-sweet butter cookies that are so popular around Christmas time. They are also called … Continue reading


This recipe for sandbakkels had me turning to the web for more information. Alternately spelled sandbakelse, it translates as sand tarts. They are a Christmas time tradition for many, and are considered an “old country” favorite. The dough is pressed into small tins in the shapes of hearts, diamonds, and flowers. The taste is that … Continue reading

Retro Christmas Cookies, Betty Crocker Style

Here we have a page from a ring binder intended for Betty Crocker recipes, and clearly intended for practitioners of the home arts. These recipes and tips are for Wonderland Cookies, using Gold Medal flour, and include instructions on how to make 3D cookie tree ornaments. I have way too little time and patience to … Continue reading