I like to cook from vintage recipes. You get to see what I make, without actually having to eat the food.
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Cooky Book: Zimtsterne
These were another Christmas cookie that I'm finally just catching up with now. I know, I know. The Cooky Book describes them as "a crisp, spicy cooky with a chiny glazed top. A favorite of Switzerland." Hmm. Well, if the Swiss like 'em they have to be good, no?
They're okay. That's about it. I didn't really find them spicy enough to be interesting, but they didn't taste bad. They did have a weirdly flaky quality to them that I didn't particularly enjoy. I liked the fact that they're brushed with egg, because shiny is always fun.
So okay, but not a Christmas treat that anyone, Swiss or otherwise, would likely look forward to year after year. If it's any indication, I had a load of these left after Christmas was long over and ended up throwing them out.
I'm rock 'n' roll reporter turned work-at-home-mom who spends most of my waking hours either tending to my two kids or writing about food, music, people, and movies for money. Some would call me overly sentimental. I'd have to agree.