There’s No Made Like Home for the Holidays II (A three part Christmas Special)
Part 2- The Leading Roll
We made Moravian spice cookies every Christmas when I was young. As I grew older, my mom stopped making them. Not that she stopped baking for Christmas, but what’s the difference between 134 types of cookies and 133, especially when there is also cherry pound cake and cranberry coffee ring to be had. Okay, so there weren’t quite so many different cookies, but you get the idea.
When I was in sixth or seventh grade I asked why we had stopped making them. I got several reasons from Mom, amongst them the huge time commitment involved in the recipe. Because these are my very favorite cookie I decided I would make them, by myself if I had to! I dug out the McCall’s Cookie Cookbook (a small grocery store check-out line find from the 1970’s that I’m pretty sure is out of print) and flipped pages until I found the recipe in the section titled “Cookier Cookies for Goodier Giving”. I hope you are enjoying this three part gift- a little taste of my childhood!
At 5:32pm on December 21, 2014 I arrived home from an eight hour day at what I call my “Pretend Job”, a.k.a. mixing paint and copying keys at a locally owned and operated hardware store. I started the second movement of this sweet suite at about 6:05pm. I wrapped it all up around 8:38pm; that included cleaning up! See that? You have time for this!
The rest of the process is a repetition of this sequence. The number of cookies you’ll have a the end depends on the size of the cookie cutters you use. Let the cookies cool completely and store in an airtight container in a cool place.
This ends Part 2. We will have an intermission Monday (I am working at both my Pretend Job and my Big Girl Job.) Please join us again on Tuesday for the finale!