I think it’s safe to say that yesterday, the Lebkuchen Defense League rose up in support of its favorite seasonal treat. Such a spirited defense! Thank you all for explaining that the papery food/not-food thing on the bottom is called an oblaten. I’m going to start putting oblaten under everything I make. Pancakes. Hamburgers. Tacos. It can’t hurt, right? Kind of like Spanx for your food.
Laura, Su1281, Emily all ask the question, “If Weissala lebkuchen are the Official Not Cookie of Mason-Dixon Knitting, then what is the Official Cookie of Mason-Dixon Knitting?”
Such a great question.
I basically think you’re right, Kay, that ALL OTHER COOKIES is the Official Cookie of MDK, but that’s kind of hard to rally around. So in the spirit of true democracy, I think it’s worth a vote to see what cookie will rise from the murk as the Official Cookie of Mason-Dixon Knitting.
I’m accepting nominations for the Official Cookie of MDK, and then we’ll have a vote, and probably a runoff, and maybe another runoff.
Rules: Nominees must be storebought cookies. Nobody wants to hear about Great-Aunt Winnie’s Molasses Caramel Drops, because we all know that Great-Aunt Winnie had a special way with molasses and nobody else has ever made Molasses Caramel Drops like hers.
Deadline for nominations is 4 pm Central Daylight Time this afternoon. I’ll sort out the nominations, cook up some kind of poll, then we’ll have a plausible excuse to go to the store and buy fifteen boxes of cookies so that we can all vote in an informed way.
PS Yes, the cookie aisle above is in the Netherlands, apparently. Nashville’s cookie aisles tend not to have such mysterious and exotic brands!