You Have My Permission To Bake One Batch Of Christmas Cookies This Year. Or, Maybe None At All

On Sunday, I set out to bake pfeffernusse. They’re little round spice cookies, covered with powdered sugar, and a tradition in Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, as well as the United States.

After I’d baked a couple of dozen, I waited for them to cool, and rolled each one in a plate of icing sugar. Then…