Monday, December 23, 2013

Sugar and Spice and A Worldwide Cookie Feast

Happy National Pfeffernüsse Day!
Winter holidays mean heaps of sweets in any culture and cookies often take center stage. Pfeffernüsse are little balls of pepper and spice that are snowed over with a coat of powdered sugar and are found at feasts in Germany, Denmark and The Netherlands.

My Italian grandmother made a slightly similar cookie called a Tutu...or Tetu...I really don't know how to spell it but it's pronounced "dooDOO". They were spicy cocoa balls covered in a thin sugar glaze. I loved them but they were my brother's All Time Favorite Cookie and you did not want to be in his way when he was heading for them. He'd pile on a plateful, stuff his pockets and hide a stash in his room if he could. Gotta love the little cookie monster.  ;)

As long as we're Pfeffernüssing and Tutuing let's whirl around the world today for a vegan Christmas cookie feast...yumza!  :)

from Tofu Mom at More Than Tofu and Sprouts!

from Mihl at seitan is my motor

from Jessica at Level Five Vegan

from Kip at Messy Vegetarian Cook

from Kate at Le Chou Sauvage via Food & Wine

from Babette's Feast at Food52

from Penny at Vegerati

from Carolyn Scott-Hamilton via Yummy Plants

from Bryanna at Vegan Feast Kitchen

from Sarah at The Mediterranean Vegan

from Katie at Nourishing Flourishing

Do you bake any special treats around the holidays? What's your favorite? Who's the cookie monster in your family? ;)

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