Mystery Cookie

Baking By jade8 Updated 20 Nov 2010 , 6:29am by helsbels

jade8 Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 2:59am
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Maybe someone out there can help me with finding out what this particular cookie is called. Years ago I worked with a woman who baked a particular kind of cookie only around Christmas time. They were no bigger than maybe a nickel or quarter. She said one recipe made 4 ice cream pails full. They were not soft like a sugar cookie and had a bit of crunch to them. Light in color. To this day I still think about those little cookies. They were so addictive you could eat half a pail and not realize it. i know its a long shot but if anyone has heard of or knows what they may be I would love to know.
Thanks.

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stsapph Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 3:06am
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It sounds like snowballs or melting moments. www.joyofbaking.com/MeltingMoments.html
Maybe?

sillywabbitz Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 3:37am
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are the cookies flat, round , coated in sugar, plain, what kind of flavor? Just curious if you have any more details.

G_Cakes Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 3:37am
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Firt thing that came to my mind was Almond Macaroons.... you can make them any size and 1 batch gives you tons if making them size of a nickel.

jade8 Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 9:05pm
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They were beige in color. Flat disks and not coated in anything. Just plain.

-K8memphis Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 9:14pm
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Short bread?

playingwithsugar Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 9:17pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

Short bread?




That's what I was thinking - shortbread buttons.

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7yyrt Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 9:23pm
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These?
Makes about 385 dime-size cookies (32-dozen)
http://bakingbites.com/2008/07/mini-vanilla-wafer-cookies/
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-K8memphis Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 9:23pm
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Yes yes shortbread!
Is there a prize for the right answer???
Is shortbread the mystery cookie???

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playingwithsugar Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 9:31pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by -K8memphis

Yes yes shortbread!
Is there a prize for the right answer???
Is shortbread the mystery cookie???

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Yeah, you get to bake them and send them to me! LOL!

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-K8memphis Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 9:34pm
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Oh no! I lost!

I think Leah aka 7yyrt won instead and will send you the cookies 'cause she's already got 'em baked!!!! icon_lol.gif

jade8 Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 2:07am
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7yyrt
those look like it. im going to have to try them and let everyone know.
thank you!

7yyrt Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 2:43am
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Great! Let us know.

They're a nice mild cookie.

helsbels Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 2:48am
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It kinda sounds like you are talking about Pfefferneuse (Peppernuts). They are traditionally made around Christmas time. Just a thought.

cheatize Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 4:08am
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Pfefferneuse is rolled in powdered sugar.

helsbels Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 6:29am
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There are many different types of preparation of peppernut cookies depending on the region the baker is from. Some are rolled in powdered sugar. I would hate to have the op count this out. Even if it is not what she is looking for it is still a great cookie. icon_biggrin.gif

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