Remember this: Patti’s got a gun? I revisited the Spritz cookie recipe for Vanillekranse (vanilla wreaths). This time no lemon zest, but with extra vanilla and bits of candied cherries. And definitely the gun. Aren’t they pretty? Surprisingly, they were easy to make. And they tasted buttery and delicious. I might have to make them again for the holidays. What’s that you asked? Of course they’re gone already! Who could resist Danish Christmas cookies in October!

That’s right, I said October. I know it’s nearly mid-November, but I haven’t baked any cookies since before Halloween. I haven’t written yet about a couple of them, and I’ll get to those. A day at a time has been about all I can do for the past few weeks. The darkness has been a little more difficult for me to take this year. But I’m working on it. Promise.


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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