I found this recipe in one of my mom’s 1980’s recipe books and I had to try it out! It turned out to be a rather tasty small cake or large cookie – I am not sure which is the better word. It was found in a Christmas cookbook but I do not know it as a Christmas cookie, so I think you could bake it at any time of the year. I am baking them for the a larp event.
The ingredients and tastes makes me think it is a rather old recipe – it reminds me of renaissance recipes. But I have not yet done the historical research on this cookie.
The original recipe has no raising agents, which again makes me think it is an old recipe. I did add a bit of baking powder when I baked them but I have left it out the recipe and I will try them without it next (and report back).