Remember when I mentioned how I like baking cookies for backstage orchestra concert treats? Musicians love to chow down on sugar during intermission, so it’s a good way to
get rid of share a bunch of cookies. This past weekend provided this opportunity, which I’m grateful for because it was also when my aunt’s funeral took place. Baking can be very therapeutic, so I got to working on this batch of cookies when I got home.
The mighty viola section. (Photo from facebook, edited but not taken by me.)
When Victoria posted these brunsli cookies last December, they headed straight to my mental to-bake list. (’tis the season to make her cookie recipes from that month, apparently.) Technically they’re a type of Swiss Christmas cookie, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be enjoyed at any time of the year. I had kept in mind that they were gluten-free as there are a few musicians in this orchestra with Celiac disease, one happening to be my stand partner for the week. Before I made these, she even asked if I had known of a cookie that sounded really similar to these, but couldn’t remember the name.