Before launching my Advent Calendar on December 1st, I’m posting twelve days of holiday baking. These are streamlined versions of my favourite holiday cookie, bar, and Bûche de Noël recipes, old and new.
Since I’m starting off on a Sunday, and since I’m in the midst of jury duty, I thought I’d begin with the most cheeky of my holiday recipes: Punch and Judy Cookies.
A Punch and Judy show is a traditional, often somewhat violent puppet show, in which Punch and his wife Judy become engaged in over-the-top domestic spats. My own favourite Punch and Judy show is in the movie, Holiday (1938). Just when Johnny Case (Cary Grant) gets too big for his britches, his friends Nick (Edward Everett Horton) and Susan (Jean Dixon) take him down a notch by making fun of him with Punch and Judy puppets. So, the spat, in this case, is between the puppets and the man.These Punch and Judy cookies’ faces are filled with triangles of mini Toblerone! Though, you can sub mini-kisses, small piles of chocolate chips, or nuts.
Okay, so they’re kind of crazy looking, right?
Time for some Punch and Judy drama of your own!!!