Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pfeffernuse, a Delicious Tradition

Pfeffernuse is a classic holiday cookie. Perfect for Winter because of its spicy warm flavor.

Okay here's the stats -
Alternative name(s) Pimpernüsse
Place of origin Netherlands
Type Biscuit or Cookie
Main ingredient(s) Flour, brown sugar, cloves and cinnamon 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Das Ginger Haus #1

I have made copious amounts of Gingerbread over the years, but for some reason or another have never gotten around to doing a whole house. This week changed all that. I took the notion to make one and I did from scratch. No kit and no instructions, which I find is the best way to do anything and everything. I went for a more neutral palate; the house Hansel and Gretel would live in as adults. Although I would like to in the future create a more colorful one. I do have more in the planning stages, so keep your eyes peeled for more of them turning up on here. While waiting though look closely at this one and you'll spy the Big Bad Wolf who has taken resident and I fear for any other inhabitants or at least the house itself being nibbled to bits.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Anyone For A Caramel Apple?

Well Michigan has that cold crisp feel in the air that wakes you in the morning and makes you crave a hot mug of apple cider!  Which can mean only one's Autumn! My favorite season! Along with cider every fall I look forward to warm wool sweaters, donuts, and above all else a fresh caramel apple! Mine is topped with walnuts! What do you like on your apple?

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Scandinavian Krumkake Experiment

No not the code name for some secret government conspiracy although it would be a cute name for one and it's not the name of a psychedelic rock album from 1967 either! Just the first attempt at a recipe with very rough tools. They didn't look perfect, but they tasted great! More to come....

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sheep and Cows

The Cow on the top is actually an old Canadian Butter Mold. On the bottom for Sheep lovers and Knitters alike we have a Ewe; notice the old fashioned un-docked tail!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Berry Yummy Cup Cake!

A delicious Dutch Chocolate Cupcake topped with icing and candy berries. Yum! Need I say more?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ramadan Cake

At Grimm's Cookies we cater all Parties and Events. Here's a cake I did for a local Mosque. The cake and the frosting was made from the finest Dutch Chocolate with a touch of Mocha...... soooo yummy!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th - Celebrating with Moose Droppings :)

Moose Droppings are a Grimm's Cookies Original. Made from Chocolate, Walnuts and other secret ingredients they might look strange and the name might be odd, but they are delectable! What better for a lovely Friday the 13th! ;) We'll be back again today at the Allen Park Farmer's Market so come on over and try some if you dare......

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hey Gingie!

How much do I love Gingerbread???? Well a lot! Growing up it was a special treat made by my mother at Christmas time, but as an adult I realized that it is a staple cookie throughout the year to other countries. Gingerbread which was first brought to Europe around 992 by an Armenian monk named Gregory of Nicopolis, had by the 13th century made its way to Sweden via German immigrants where Nuns from the Vadstena Abbey began baking it to aid with digestion (probably needed on account of all that sparse abbey food!). From there its popularity grew and Gingerbread evolved over time into what we know today.

 The Grimm's Cookies Gingerbread isn't quite Medieval but more what a German of the 1800's would recognize. Perhaps even what Queen Victoria, her husband Albert and their brood of children would have enjoyed. It's dense and spicy more so then what most Americans are use to. Now that I make it year round I stick to simple Gingerbread bites that I dubbed Gingies. Thanksgiving through Christmas I bake Gingerbread Men and Ladies as well as Gingerbread Houses with all the trimmings.Anytime of year it's a treat!

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Here's the latest Grimm Cake inspired by Disney's "Brave". Perfect for a little wee one ;) Merida is wrapped in a blue cloak and her three little brothers are peeking out from under her skirts waiting to get into mischief.....They even left a dirty paw print on her dress!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Dark Chocolate Scones

Grimm's Cookies will be at the Allen Park Farmer's Market today Friday June 29th. From 2-7p.m.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Anyone for some Speculass?

Speculass or Spekulaitus a.k.a. Almond Windmill Cookies. Always in season and always satisfying. They're even better homemade and fresh :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Not I :) The Wolf is made from Dark Chocolate and the back of the lolly is covered in hazelnuts. The three pigs are actually Peppermint pigs; made from white chocolate and crushed peppermints. Yum!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Grimm's Cookies in Allen Park June 22

Grimm's Cookies will be at the Allen Park Farmer's Market June 22nd from 2 p.m - 7 p.m. Be there or be square ;)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Moose Confection

I love Scandinavian Fairy tales and when I think of them the first images that pop to my mind are Trolls, deep dark forest and all the creatures that dwell within it such as Moose, Elk, and Bears.The artwork of John Bauer is some of my favorite too. So to celebrate that here's a sweet little Moose :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Murder Most Foul!

Oh how the tables have changed! The butcher finds himself in an inconvenient position.......

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cruel Frederick


by Heinrich Hoffmann

Unfortunately Frederick has temper issues. Don't we all though ;)
This Frederick! this Frederick!
A naughty, wicked boy was he;
He caught the flies, poor little things,
And then tore off their tiny wings;
He kill'd the birds, and broke the chairs,
And throw the kitten down the stairs;
And oh! far worse and worse,
He whipp'd his good and gentle nurse! 

The trough was full, and faithful Tray
Came out to drink one sultry day;
He wagg'd his tail, and wet his lip,
When cruel Fred snatch'd up a whip,
And whipp'd poor Tray till he was sore,
And kick'd and whipp'd him more and more;

At this, good Tray grow very red,
And growl'd and bit him till he bled;
Then you should only have been by,
To see how Fred did scream and cry! 

 So Frederick had to go to bed;
His leg was very sore and red!
The Doctor came and shook his head,
And made a very great to-do,
And gave him bitter physic too.

But good dog Tray is happy now;
He has no time to say "bow-wow!"
He seats himself in Frederick's chair,
And laughs to see the nice things there:
The soup he swallows, sup by sup,-
And eats the pies and puddings up.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Oh Canada! Maple Walnut Cookies!!!!

These are really yummy! The theme is Oh Canada. Canada is a beautiful country made up of a plethora of different cultures but I always think of, (well first Inuit, but right after that) the immigrants coming from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. These two cookies pay homage to them. I also use these two for Shortbread. One of my favorites :)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Life on the Farm

These are a collection of quarter sized Springerle cookies depicting life on the farm. From top to bottom a Chalet or Farmhouse, a Rooster, a Woman Cooking, two Bee Hives,  a Dog carrying a basket, a Stag leaping over a fence, a Boy on a Rocking Horse, and a Bouquet of Roses. These are really nice because there bite size and great for kids or someone watching their figure. They make a great addition to any get together.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

God Save the Queen!

One of my biggest cookies. I think of her as Elizabeth 1st, but really she could be any Queen of yore. She measures about 9” tall x 3 1/2”. She's so tall you can share with a friend. She'll have you saying, "off with her head!" (Sorry I couldn't help myself :) She is rather beautiful though and her dress has a great amount of detail in it.  A really fun cookie I make it in Springerle and Gingerbread.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sweet Mushrooms and the Frog Prince

Three of my Mushroom Springerle cookies. Really sweet, they make me think of an enchanted forest and of course who would live amongst them but a Frog Prince! :)