Generally my response to non-chocolate candy is "what's the point?" This, however, has become my favorite Christmas candy! My daughter found it in one of those Pillsbury/Betty Crocker booklets they tempt you with at the checkout stands. Prep time does not include cooling time.
Guests will be surprised to find that these appetizers, studded with nuts and bejeweled with pepper jelly are not to be saved for dessert. This is one cookie recipe that should certainly be paired with cocktails.
Fleisch perisky are traditionally served warm as a accompaniment for borscht, but they also make an exceptional appetizer or snack. A Mennonite lady in Winnipeg taught me how to make these. At Christmas they are very popular. Not many cooks make these, so if you are one that enjoys making them, you can have many customers. I have made over 300 DOZEN just before Christmas. If you have leftover dough, you can make zweibach or plain buns. These freeze well.