300-year-old Christmas cookies still delicious

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Tuesday 14, December 2010 | Category:   Consecrated Life

The tradition of making and exchanging Christmas sweets goes back a long time—including recipes created by 16th- and 17th-century nuns in Mexico.

After sugar arrived in the country, sisters began to make sometimes complicated holiday confections, which they used as ways to thank donors and raise money.

Ciruelas
CIRUELAS RELLANAS de Almendra
So if you're ready for some Ciruelas Rellenas de Almendra (Almond-Stuffed Prunes), Rosquetes Impregnados de Espíritu de Anís (Anise Cookies), and other delicacies, see Fany Gerson's book My Sweet Mexico (Ten Speed) and Lesley Téllez’s blog Desserts of the Spanish convents in Mexico for more information and recipes.


Reprinted with permission from PrepareTheWord.com. ©TrueQuest Communications.

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