A recipe for Christmas cookies that has been baked in Norway
in over 100 years found on mills.no
Serina cookies are small and round with pattern made with a fork and decorated with chopped almonds and nib sugar. Serina cookies are a must among the classic seven sorts for very many Norwegians and have been baked in Norway for over 100 years. The recipe makes about 60 cookies.
150 g [5,3 oz] margarine
110 g [3,9 oz] sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar / vanilla
1/4 teaspoon of hartshorn salt
210 g [7,4 oz] sifted flour (approximate amount)
1 egg white
60 g [2 oz] almonds, finely chopped
60 g [2,oz] pearl sugar
This is what you do
 Whip margarine and sugar until white and creamy. Add egg, hartshorn salt and most of the flour. Work the dough quickly and leave it cool for a couple of hours.
 Roll finger thick lenghts of the dough and cut them into small items and form these into balls. Put the balls on a baking sheet covered with baking paper.
 Press the balls a little flat with a fork, brush with lightly whipped egg whites, and sprinkle with nib sugar and chopped almonds.
 Bake in the oven at 180 C / 355 F for 10-12 minutes, in the middle of the oven until the the cookies are light brown. Cool the cookies on a grid.