Scandinavian Christmas Cookies and ‘Pepperkakeverksted’

Norwegian 'Kransekake'. Image source: Matprat.no Scandinavian Christmas cookies are lovingly baked together with family and friends in the run up to Christmas. In Norway you'll be offered 'Sirupssnipper' and 'Serinakaker'. In Sweden there's sweet treats in the shape of 'Rönnskärsformar' og 'Sätoftakakor', where as Denmark proudly presents their 'Klejner' and 'Brunkager'. Recipes for...

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 Ingredients 1/2 kg plain white...

Easy Gingerbread Recipe makes tasty Gingerbread men and houses

This easy recipe for gingerbread men, perfect when baking with children, makes great Christmas presents and decorations. Ingredients Gingerbread Dough for Gingerbread Men cookies and Gingerbread House 150g salted butter 2 dl caster sugar 1 dl golden syrup 1 dl double cream ½ tsp ground ginger ½ tsp ground cloves ½ tsp black pepper 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder 450g plain flour...

Sandkaker -a nutty delight for Christmas

Sandkaker must be one of the easiest of all Christmas cookies, with only 4 ingredients and hardly any preparation before you start baking. Children can easily take part in the baking; Easy to mix everything together, no dangerous heating or long wait. © Little Scandinavian Sandkaker Christmas 2010The only ingredient that can take a while to prepare are the almonds, since you first have to remove...

Brown cookies – “Brunkager”

Brunkager is for us a new Christmas cookie, it is more of a Danish tradition and not very common in Norway. After being introduced to these sweet cookies by some friends we decided to make some ourselves. © Little Scandinavian Brunkager 2010 After a little bit of recipe research, and finding elements that we think would work, we had the following recipe. When it comes to Christmas cookie recipes...

Berlin Wreaths – “Berlinerkranser”

Scandinavians have traditionally spent a lot of time and effort in preparing for Christmas, and anyone with an ambition and certain level of pride has prepared a large number foods, sweets and treats for the big celebration. And it must be at least 7 different Christmas cookies. © Little Scandinavian Berlinerkranser 2010These cookies typically contain a lot of sugar, butter, flour and spices, so...