Need more spicebush berry cookies in your life? These honey-scented cookies have a speckled wheat germ crust that provides a nice contrast with their soft, pillowy insides. They are perfectly bite-sized and just waiting to be dunked in a mug of hot tea! Be sure to use honey whose taste you enjoy, as the flavor really shines in this recipe - I like to use a nice wildflower honey. This recipe is adapted from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.
My favorite way to make a wet ground spiceberry paste is to start with whole frozen spicebush berries then process them in a coffee grinder or spice mill till they form a smooth paste. A mortar and pestle would work nicely as well. Once the paste has formed, just make sure that there aren’t any large chunks lurking amongst the paste. If you find one, you can mash it with a spoon, or just remove it from the paste.
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