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German/Irish Cookie Recipes?

November 29th, 2011 at 06:45 pm

Here are all the butterflies we couldn't see when we went to the beach the other day:



WOW! It just wasn't quite so impressive down on the ground. (My dad sent me this picture and was also surprised how many there were).

Next time we will have to remember our binoculars.

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BM needs to work on a big cookie project for school. He is supposed to pick a recipe from his heritage. I told him he was American and we have been here for several generations - and I have no non-American recipes. I have a great chocolate chip cookie recipe from his Grandma, and is the best I could come up with. I googled it to check that chocolate chip cookies were American. Encyclopedia BM already knew the answer to that.

Anyway, we googled German cookies and found a couple of recipes, and I said we could try a couple this weekend and see what we like best.

BUT, if you have any Irish or German cookie recipes, please share. Of course, preferably the easier the better since he has to make a how to book of some sort. We ruled out some of the recipes with 20 ingredients.

I still think we should just pick something American, but that just isn't as cool!

There will be lots of baking in my house this weekend!

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Tonight we tried this recipe:

Sweet Potato Enchiladas

http://www.netplaces.com/potluck-recipes/healthy-vegetarian-...

Thumbs up!

Dh got a few free recipe books on the kindle - so this was one of those - glad I could find it online to share.

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Today I received that annual refund from Chase. YAY! I will have to update my rewards tallies. Maybe tomorrow.

Plastic Jungle is less impressive this round. Last time they struck me as lightning fast - I sold some gift cards for cash. This time it took them EIGHT DAYS to receive half of my gift cards. The other half has apparently not arrived yet. They clearly closed their offices for the holidays, but from 2 to 8+ days is a little ridiculous. (To be fair, the US Postal service has gone amazingly downhill the last decade, and I use it as little as possible any more - I understand it may not all be their fault - but I think the Holidays slowed them down VERY considerably).

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Tomorrow is back to work for me. The end of lazy and the beginning of CRAZY.

9 Responses to “German/Irish Cookie Recipes?”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Are there Irish cookies? I think they just eat those things (sorry DH) that Brits think are cookies --ie. biscuits. But the German ones are everywhere in the Midwest--lebkuchen, springerle,pfeffernusse. I'd try googling those and the German almond cookies. Now I'm getting hungry!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Snickerdoodles are German. And easy. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/snickerdoodles-iii/

  3. baselle Says:

    A little bit of a wacky place, but up MEC's alley:
    Since Milwaukee is very German just by definition, most of the cookie recipes here would apply. You can always pick the most German sounding as you pick through.

    http://we-energies.com/recipes/

    Thumbprint cookies with jam are pretty German (also Slovak and Czeck)
    As far as Irish cookies, I'd aim for shortbread, oatmeal cookies, or I'd look for cookies served with tea.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Good suggestions from everyone else. I so hate these projects!! Because as you said we are American by several generations.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    German -- first thought was pfeffernusse. Irish -- how about shortbread?

  6. laura Says:


    Very mini Irish soda breads? Some with raisins and some with chocolate chips? That's what we do.

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:

    My first was snickerdoodles, but I wasn't sure if they were German or not. Big Grin

  8. My English Castle Says:

    Baselle--the WE Energies cookie book is a staple in Milwaukee.

  9. MonkeyMama Says:

    Thanks for the ideas - tomorrow we bake and decide...

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