I baked all sorts of goodies over the holidays but when I said the word "pfeffernusse," Gunter jumped up and exclaimed that he wanted to help since pfeffernusse are German cookies and he is a German gnome from the Black Forest (ya know...)
The recipe is a new one to us as my regular recipe went missing. I was devastated! How do you lose a recipe? He didn't let me hear the END of it...and I'm still wondering WHERE it went!
Notice the flour on his face, he was a little eager with the flour...
he helped stirring and scraping the bowl...
And then, into the refrigerator the dough went....he was so sad to see it go. Here he is trying to reach the top shelf...no legs, no luck!
The next day, we pulled out the dough and rolled it into LOTS of snakes and cut it into lots of tiny little cookies!
After 3 hours of rolling, cutting and baking, we ended up with hundreds of tiny cookies....
of which Gunter dove HEAD FIRST into! Ya gotta do extreme things when you have no hands!
The recipe isn't quite as good as the original I had, but I can tweak it over the year to get it where it needs to be. As for Gunter, he had plenty of fun this holiday season and declared the best time of all was when he got to BAKE!
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