Christmas, International Style
On Monday, it was the international buffet during the last of my "global" classes -- we had brigadeiro, Russian tea cakes, lasagna, and sushi, and dishes from Asia, Mexico and Canada. Last night, our knitting group met at a German restaurant to celebrate the holidays. Tonight, book club will be meeting at a new English pub/restaurant. Tomorrow night, I could go practice the Argentine tango.
The important thing right now, though, is these cookies. Ann, the force behind our knitting group, planned a wonderful get-together for us and made each of us a goodie bag. This wonderful tower of cookies was inside, along with a couple of other Christmas goodies. Ann has been sufferin' the morning sickness lately, so I'm amazed that she'd even think about doing all this baking. Maria, knitter and stone carver extraordinaire, helped her with it and they did a wonderful job. Wow.
These two are already gone. The one on the right was like a little sandwich with a tiny bit of jam inside. I think this was the old family recipe, thought long lost, that Ann said was recently rediscovered!
I'm thinkin' ginger on the left, and a special sort of sugar cookie on the right.
I remember that the last one is a snickerdoodle. I always remember the snickerdoodles.
I'll email Ann and see if she'll come and leave a comment, when she's feeling good, to better identify these cookies. I've got more to share about the party, but it'll have to wait. It's my day off and there are a million things to do and, of course, I'm already running behind.