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In my house these tasty little morsels are called Russian Tea Cakes and they are perfect holiday beer munchies! The recipe above the illustrated version of my family recipe, so you know it's good!
Below, is a beautiful picture of the tea cakes in real life. Click the picture to visit Zoe Bakes.
Ok, this pairing isn't fair to anyone who doesn't live within an hour radius from any of the Wolf Creek locations but that doesn't mean this pairing isn't killer. Go get yourself a growler of Winter Wonderland, come home and enjoy a pint while you make the tea cakes, then enjoy another pint while you mow down some cookies.
The spices used in brewing this beer complement the vanilla in the tea cakes very nicely while the sweet malt flavors resonate with the baked dough creating a tasty base layer.
This pairing featuring Deschutes' Jubelale is a little more inclusive and just as tasty -for all the same reasons as above.