Serinakake – Easy recipe on Scandinavian Christmas Cookies

Last minute, a quick and easy recipe on Scandinavian Christmas Cookies; Serinakaker. Almost like shortbread, only chewier, rich on flavours and sprinkled with almonds and sugar. My favourite Christmas cookie that will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth!

© Little Scandinavian Serinakaker Christmas 2012

Serinakaker, recipe from Stor Kokebok by Henriette Schønberg Erken
1/2 kg plain white flour
200 g caster sugar
375 g butter, lightly salted
2 eggs
50 g almonds
20 g pearl sugar
1 tsp hjortetakksalt (E503 ammonium carbonates) alternative bicarbonate soda
1 tsp vanilla sugar

1. Mix the flour, sugar, hjortetakksalt and vanilla sugar.
2. Add eggs and the butter (room temperature). Knead into a smooth yellow dough.
3. Cut into small rounds and place onto a baking tray. Lightly flatten with a fork. Sprinkle with finely chopped almonds and pearl sugar.
4. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.
5. Store in a biscuit tin and try to save as many as possible for Christmas Eve!

In Norway the tradition is to bake at least 7 different types of Christmas cookies, before the 24. December. We’ve featured a few other recipes as well, such as Gingerbread Men, Berlinerkranser and more. Check out Scandinavian Christmas Cookies.

3 thoughts on “Serinakake – Easy recipe on Scandinavian Christmas Cookies

  1. Hi,
    Happy New Year!
    I appreciate your recipe and plan to make these for my Norwegian friends.
    I wonder if you have recipe in Engilsh measurements, if not I will do conversions.
    Thank you and God bless you!

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