Norwegian Serina Cookies

A recipe for Christmas cookies that has been baked in Norway
in over 100 years found on

Norwegian Serina Cookies

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 egg
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

[1] 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.

[2] 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.

[3] Press the balls a little flat with a fork, brush with lightly whipped egg whites, and sprinkle with nib sugar and chopped almonds.

[4] 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.