For Santa :^)
Hello and happy holidays everyone!
Here are a couple of things under the tree for Santa :^)
...and a Sourdough Loaf :^)
This is the cookie recipe  (super-tasty); the cookies were baked in walnut cookie molds.
The shaping idea for the sourdough  is from Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads (shaping for the Anise Kuchen), using strips of paper loosely fastened around the loaf prior to proofing then left on during the bake. Indentations remain, leaving a place for ribbon :^)
Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season!
:^) from breadsong