My grandmother turns ninety-five today and in honor of her birthday I wanted to share one of her recipes.
My grandmother is from Berne, Switzerland and she loved to bake. She would use the smallest cookie cutters to make these molasses cookies. I recall spending hours in her kitchen helping to cutout each of these little cookies.
If you love the flavor combination of cherry, almond, and white chocolate – you will love these cookies.
So here it is an all time favorite cookie recipe, the Strassbuger cookie, that I decided to add cardamom to about 16 years ago. I fell in love with the delicate crumb of the cookie, and that sweet scent of Cardamom that fills the air long after they are finished baking. Yep that’s it, as close as you’re going to get to Heaven on Earth…. You can pipe the things out, but I sometimes like to roll the dough into logs, and slice it so I get my cookies quicker.
“In Chile we always have tea in the evenings before dinner, alfajores are like scones for us. Alfajor de mizena are a favorite for many in South America. I have friends from Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay & Paraguay and we all eat them”, recalled Marcela.