Thanks to Nova Ethel Metzger Jacobs (a/k/a The Christmas Cookie Queen; a/k/a my paternal grandmother), I fell in love with Merveilles when I was a kid. Who can resist these light, airy, orange zest-scented ribbons that are finished with a blizzard of confectioners’ sugar? Although I serve Merveilles exclusively at Christmastime, just as my grandmother did, they are available the year round in their 18th-century birthplace: the South of France. They are surprisingly easy to make.
Here’s the video, followed by the printable recipe. (If you need a photographic step-by-step, please visit this post from 2014.)
Joyeux Noël, everone!
Here’s the printable: