Friday, December 25, 2009

Joyeux Noel!

Especially for the season, Springerle cookies:

There's an absolutely lovely article about these very old traditions around these cookies, at Intute:
Springerle cookies, like other time-honoured recipes, reveal through their ingredients and methods of preparation their times and places of origin. These cookies are additionally notable because they depict visual motifs with cultural messages and historical meanings that have changed with the centuries and are still recognized and preserved today by mold carvers and cooks.