Michaleen from Portage, WI (2017 Week 2: Cookies)




Portage, WI

Baking Challenge

Iced Cookies

Give your cookies or gingerbread creation a name based on the flavors and decoration – and tell us about your recipe.

Cool Pepper Cookies. Traditional Norwegian Pepper Cookies (white pepper, cardamom, and cinnamon) with a lemon and lingonberry icing.

Now that you survived this challenge, what words of wisdom do you have to share?

Be overly watchful of old ovens!!! And clean the pizza cheese out of the bottom from the night before…

Tell us about how you added a Wisconsin twist.

The Midwest has a heavy Nordic influence, and I wanted to take one of my family’s recipes and bump it to an even more Wisconsin level. Each lemon glazed cookie has a bright red ‘W’ emblazoned on top for the University of Wisconsin-Madison!

How did you do?

It’s perfect – and I’m not sharing!