Submitted by: Stephanie from Corunna, Indiana
Yield: 1 Pillow Case Full
Cream lard and sugars. Mix in spices and nuts. Combine flour with salt and add, alternating with coffee and soda water.
Dough will be stiff, almost clay like. Roll into small balls the size of nuts. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar when cool. Let age.
Using half coffee and half sweet white wine really adds to the flavor. The flavor gets better with age. Tradition has us making these the day after Thanksgiving so they are ready for Christmas. We store them in a pillow case and hide them, so they will last until the Christmas Season. This recipe originally called for cassia buds, but due to sourcing difficulties we suggest substituting our Vietnamese cassia cinnamon instead.