Finally! A straightforward translation. Konjaks, cognac or brandy. Kränsar, wreath. And, interestingly, kräns? Crown. I do love it when a language makes sense to me.

Except for the rolling out of the dough, cutting it into many 5 x 1/4″ strips, braiding two of the strips together and twisting and pinching the combination into a wreath, and repeat, repeat, repeat, these were fairly easy to make. They are worth the effort. Even the part where you blot and then quarter 14 maraschino cherries. Pretty and tasty, they are rich with butter, sugar and vanilla. And, of course, brandy. Infused with a little brandy in the dough, and a little bit more in the glaze that’s painted on while the cookies are warm from the oven. Mmm. Just like the name says: Brandy wreaths.


About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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