I love making spritz cookies - these are the kind of cookies you make using a cookie press. They're pretty easy to make. It took me a while to get the hand of the cookie press. I've been making them for years now, but I have to admit that at first - my spritz cookies really didn't resemble anything. They just kinda looked like blobs. Now, the first few years I made spritz cookies, I make plain ones. Then I discovered this recipe. I never looked back.
Ingredient: all purpose flour
So, I absolutely LOVE Egg Nog. Like Seriously. So when I saw I could make sugar cookies with Egg Nog, I knew I had to try it. I haven't yet...so this is a recipe we can all try together. When I try it, I will share pictures.
A note about Orange Bread, from Jondi. I have grown up eating Orange Bread. My mom used to make this all the time at Christmas. I love the way it makes the whole house smell when the orange peels are boiling. It's amazing.
There are many different versions of Stack Cake out there, this one is more like the "old fashioned" style that used to be used in southern mountain towns. There is actually a little bit of history that goes with these cakes, which is kind of neat. Cakes used to be (and still can be) quite expensive. So when small towns would have town gatherings, like a barn dance, each family would make and bring one layer of a cake and it would be assembled (or stacked) using dry spiced fruit or apple butter.