Norwegian Traditional Almond Cookies / Mandelkubber

A cookie recipe found in “Mine lekreste Kaker”
(My Most Delicious Cakes) published by
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The sour cream in the recipe can be replaced by sour milk and the hartshorn salt that will give the cookies a hard texture can be replaced by 4 tablespoons of baking soda.

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Molasses Walnut Cookies / Småkaker med Mørk Sirup og Valnøtter

A cookie recipe found in “Cooky Jar Favorites”
published by The Tested Recipe Institute in 1960

Molasses Walnut Cookies / Småkaker med Mørk Sirup og Valnøtter

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Karin’s Soft Syrup Cookies / Karins Myke Sirupskaker

A classic Swedis cookie recipe found in  “Cappelens Kokebok”
(Cappelen’s Cook Book) published in 1995
Karin’s Soft Syrup Cookies / Karins Myke Sirupskaker

Ill_01_thumb[36]Karin was the Swedish artist Carl Larsson’s wife. The recipe is assigned to this cookbook by Karin’s and Carls’s grandson. Today, the syrup cookies are baked every Christmas in Larsson’s home Sundborn in Dalarna. The cakes should be quite tough. You keep the toughness by storing the cakes in plastic bags together with a piece of bread.

Potash (potassium carbonate) can be purchased at the pharmacies, but can be substituted with baking powder  or baking soda.

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Jelly Filled Sugar Cookies / Gelefylte Småkaker

A cookie recipe found in “Cooky Jar Favourites” published
by the Tested Recipe Institute in 1960
Jelly Filled Sugar Cookies / Gelefylte Småkaker

From the cover: Delicious cookies to serve for dessert – At parties – For Snacks – To pack in lunch boxes.

The fifties and early sixties was a great decade for us kids. No wholemeal bread or raw carrots in the lunch box, just cookies. Our parents had just been through WWII and they wanted the best for us. Cookies were scarce on the ground in the first part of the forties, at least here in Norway due to rationing on most goods, so the post-war baby boom which I was a part of were not denied the sweet stuff.

Ted
Winking smile

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Brown Sticks / Brune Pinner

A traditional Norwegian cookie recipe found on alleoppskrifter.no
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These cookies are often baked for Christmas in Norway, but many have the sense to enjoy them the year round. They were not part of my mother’s seven sorts baked for the holiday season, but I’ve had the good fortune to be offered them elsewhere both as a kid and as an addult. Delicious stuff I can tell you – Ted

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Fruit Bars / Frukt Ruter

A fruit cookie recipe found in “Cooky Jar Favorites”
published by The Tested Recipe Institute in 1960

Fruit Bars / Frukt Ruter

Bake quick and comforting fruit bars with a just few simple ingredients. A delicious flashback from those carefree first pre-WWII decades. They’re the perfect treats to serve for everything from Sunday dessert to summer picnics and celebrations of any kind.

As Contry Joe & the Fish once sang; Bring Back The Sixties, Man 😉

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Sherry Waffles / Sherryvafler

A filled cookie recipe found in “Det Nye Kjøkkenbiblioteket”
(The New Kitchen Library) published in 1971

Sherry Waffles / Sherryvafler

From the recipe text: It can not be repeated too often that you are fairly well covered for surprises in the form of suddenly arriving guests if you in the cookie jar have finished baked cookies that just need a quick whipped cream or the like to make you able to serve something really nice – such as some sherry waffles.

As you can see from the text above, Scandinavian housewive’s greatest fear back in the late sixties and early seventies was to be caught red handed by unannounced guests without some tempting goodies to serve with the coffee. Life was hard back then I can tell you, I was there – Ted 😉

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The Christmas Recipes – Part 29

The Christmas Recipes – Part 29

Christmas Shots / Julsnaps

Christmas Shots / Julsnaps

Pepper Cookie Coffee / Peberkagekaffe

Pepper Cookie Coffee / Peberkagekaffe

Ratafias / Ratafiaer

A classic British baking recipe found at epicurus.com
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The wonderful flavor of Ratafias make the cookies ideal for use in trifles, custards and ice cream to make perfect desserts. Great for snacking too. Best to use these crumbled as a topping, or to dip in hot chocolate or tea.

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The Christmas Recipes – Part 27

The Christmas Recipes – Part 27

Candied Clementine Slices / Kandiserte Klementinskiver

Candied Clementine Slices / Kandiserte Klementinskiver

Oat Macaroons / Havremakroner

Oat Macaroons / Havremakroner

The Christmas Recipes – Part 21

The Christmas Recipes – Part 21

Christmas Spiced Clemencello / Julekrydret Clemencello

Christmas Spiced Clemencello / Julekrydret Clemencello

Pepper Cookies / Pepperkaker

Pepper Cookies / Pepperkaker

Medieval Monday – Soul Cakes / Sjelekaker

A delicious cake recipe found on Lavender & Lovage
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Karen who runs  “Lavender & Lovage” writes: These little cakes are a cross between a biscuit and a scone and were traditionally made for All Soul’s Day, which is on the 2nd of November. Packed with currants and mixed spice, these lovely little cakes are delicious with an afternoon cuppa.

This recipe is adapted from “A Calendar of Feasts – Cattern Cakes and Lace” by Julia Jones and Barbara Deer.

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Farmhouse Cookies / Bondekaker

A classic Swedish cookie recipe found on mills.no
Farmhouse Cookies / Bondekaker

Farmhouse cookies are flat and round cut cookies with distinct pieces of almonds. The recipe came to Norway from Sweden after WWII and we find it for the first time in Gyldendal’s large cookbook published in 1989. The cookies are still popular both in their native Sweden and in Denmark as well. 1 serving of this recipe makes approximately 80 cookies.

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The Christmas Recipes – Part 15

The Christmas Recipes – Part 14

Nut Cakes / Nøttekaker

Nut Cakes / Nøttekaker

The Christmas Recipes – Part 12

The Christmas Recipes – Part 12

Chicken Liver Pate / Kyllingleverpaté
Chicken Liver Pate / Kyllingleverpaté

Cinnamon Sticks / Kanelpinner
Cinnamon Sticks / Kanelpinner