Nearly every year around this time I make my Grandma’s Russian tea cakes (veganized, of course). They are yummy, fun to look at, and an all-around great Christmas cookie. But this year, they turned out even better for me than they usually do. I don’t know if it was the 1940’s radio program (Phillip Marlowe) I was listening to, the quiet evening I had leading up to them, or just having one right out of the oven, but hooo-boy! They taste just like Grandma used to make! Memories of Christmases past came flooding back in just one bite.
I should probably research this more. I’ll make a control group and then a hot chocolate group. Yep, it’s going to be a long night.