Last night was a somewhat of a first for me. Christmas baking has always happened around my house and since I’ve gotten married, I do most of it myself. When I was young of course my mom, my sister, and often, my grama were around. While we made lots of different things each year, peppernuts were always, ALWAYS on the recipe ‘to make’ list. My mom started them a tradition before I really remember, but we always had these cookies around. They take FOREVER, but their taste is totally worth it. The last couple years I’ve tried to make them myself, and while I’ve made a couple pan-fulls, I haven’t gotten through even a 1/4 of the dough that one recipe makes. The reason it takes so long? These cookies are no bigger than your thumbnail. I posted about them here last year; I was so proud of the fact that I had even attempted to make them. This year though, I had a reality check. I’m pregnant, tired, and have a toddler. As much as I wanted to make this traditional cookie for my loved ones at home to munch and crunch on, I couldn’t do it myself. So, I called up some friends and asked if they would be interested in having a ‘peppernut’ party with me. I would supply the dough, and they would supply some of the labour required. It took four of us 3 1/2 hours and a couple of Christmas CDs to accomplish the monumental task but we all left with some yummy goodies, and I was left feeling more than Christmassy. Thank you girls for helping! Now, not to eat them ALL in the next couple days! Do you do any specific baking each year?
(Sorry for the lack of picture – The next few days are going to be full of baking rather than painting … )