I'm going to tell you a little Christmas story.
When I was a wee lad, I remember watching a German cartoon. It was about a Queen that couldn't bake pfeffernüsse and her son, the Prince, who was to look for a baker that could bake the best pfeffernüsse in all the land (you know where this is going, don't you?!).
After years of searching, and countless pfeffernüsse later, no suitable baker was found. In those days (for some bizarre reason), only men could be bakers, not women. But this one beautiful woman who lived in a little village not too far away was always told by family & friends how amazing her pfeffernüsse were, and so she thought she'd take a chance: she dressed up like a man, covered her hair up and went to bake pfeffernüsse for the Queen.
Lo and behold, the Queen loved them, the girl let her hair down (literally), everyone was shocked, but by then, the Prince had fallen in love with her. Thanks to her skills in the kitchen, she was allowed to marry the Prince and everyone lived happily ever after.
Ever since watching that cartoon, I took it upon myself to learn how to make the best pfeffernüsse in the land, hoping that someday, just maybe, it'll help me find my prince charming, and we'd be able to live happily ever after.
I found my prince charming.
But he wants Gingerbread Stars instead.
Which I can make too.
So all ends well in this fairy's tale.
Wishing you all a very, very Merry Christmas, filled with health, happiness and lots of love xxx
(If you liked this, you might like my other Christmas cookies).