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Cumol  ·  157 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December, 8, 2021

Just to clarify. None of the things I mentioned should be home made. I am not aware of anyone that makes them at home. They are all store bought and from your comment, I understand why. I shall never attempt making any 🤣🤣

But, there are some other cookies that are home made and easier to make. You know, those type of cookies your grandma makes once fot Christmas in a big batch and sends them to her grandchildren. The typical examples are Vanille Kipferl, Kokosmakronen and Zimtstrene. My favourite are the Kokosmakronen, which are basically whipped egg whites with sugar and coconut pieces. If done correctly (and not over baked) they are crispy on the outside and fluffy inside.

I find it interesting that the German heritage is so deeply kept or acknowledged in your family. Is that typical in the states that these traditions are kept?

Cumol  ·  158 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December, 8, 2021

Lebkuchen are amazing. But I never thought of or know somebody that makes them at home. Maybe that's the reason 🤣🤣

My favourite Christmas cookie is and will always stay the Spekulatius. They sell them here from August on. And I also buy them in August because dann they are good. They are the only cookie I know that get BETTER after the after the package has been opened and left to accumulate moisture.

There are also other nice Christmas thingies. In no particular order. Lebkuchen Hearts, Domino Stones, Aachener Printen (these are amazing)

Cumol  ·  160 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My Brain Tumour, Something’s Leaking?

I am so happy everything is well :) I hope you are recovering well from such a rollercoaster ride

Cumol  ·  162 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My Brain Tumour, Something’s Leaking?


Cumol  ·  171 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 460th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Like clockwork, around this time of the year, I end up alternating between The Nationals High Violet


Or Imogen Heaps Ellipse


Cumol  ·  199 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 27, 2021

You and your dirty tricks! >.< :D