Norwegian Mazarins / Mazariner

A recipe for juicy Norwegian Christmas cakes found on mills.no
Norwegian Mazarins / Mazariner

Mazarins are traditionally made with shortcrust pastry filled with almond paste and topped with white glaze, but there are many different variations with different fillings. They are baked in small oval tart moulds. A portion of the recipe makes about 25 cakes.

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Norwegian Sandnuts / Sandnøtter

A recipe for a classic Norwegian Christmas cookie meny.no
Norwegian Sandnuts / Sandnøtter

Sandnuts are in many Norwegian families one of the seven sorts of cookies one bakes for Christmas. It is a light cookie with porous consistency that melts in your mouth. Make the sandnuts together with your family, for homemade is always best. The recipe gives about 90 small cookies.

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Swedish Cinnamon Cookies / Kanelkakor

A recipe for classic Swedish Christmas Cookies
found on
 mittkok.expressen.se
Swedish Cinnamon Cookies / Kanelkakor

These small Christmas cookies freeze well and they thaw quickly. Perfect to pick out of the freezer when friends drop by at Christmas!

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Scandinavian Farmhouse Christmas Cookies / Bondekaker til Jul

Farmhouse Christmas cookies found on mills.no
Scandinavian Farmhouse Christmas Cookies / Bondekaker til Jul

These farmhouse cookies are flat and rectangular shaped small cakes with clearly visible pieces of almonds. The recipe came to Norway from Sweden after the WWII and we find it for the first time in Gyldendal’s large cookbook from 1989. The cakes are still popular both in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. This recipe gives about 80 cookies.

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Danish Saffron Cake / Dansk Safrankage

Traditional Danish sponge smelling of saffron
found on dansukker.dkDanish Saffron Cake / Dansk Safrankage

Saffron has a central place in Scandinavian Christmas traditions, or the spice is used in larger cakes like here and in several traditional cookies.

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Norwegian Cognac Cookies / Konjakksnitter

A recipe for delicious small cookies tasting of cognac
found on
melk.no
Norwegian Cognac Cookies / Konjakksnitter

Having a hard time finding out what to give to someone for Christmas? Why not give away an edible gift? Bake these cookies and put them in a nice box and decorate with pretty red silk ribbon. Nice to give and nice to get!

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Norwegian Christmas Cake / julekake

A classic cake recipe foubd in “Mat for Alle” (Food for Everyone)
Published by Tiden Norske Forlag in 1985

Norwegian Christmas Cake / julekake

This type of Norwegian Christmas cake is a strange phenomenon, as we really bake it all year long. It is largely for sale in the stores all year too. And we call it Christmas cake whenever we eat it. It is mostly served either with just butter, or with butter and brown cheese. The name is so incorporated in people my age’s everyday speech that I do not think we really remember that the name really has to do with Christmas.

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Norwegian Fork Cookies / Gaffelkaker

A quick and easy recipe for some delicious Norwegian
Christmas cookies found on
 melk.no

Norwegian Fork Cookies / Gaffelkaker

Try some of these tasty fork cookies for Christmas! Simple and fun
to make with the kids. 1 serving of dough makes about 40 cakes.

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Norwegian Christmas Tea Cakes / Juletekaker

An old Norwegian Christmas classic found on mills.noNorwegian Christmas Tea Cakes / Juletekaker

These classic Norwegian tea cakes are closely related to Italian biscotti. They are crispy in consistency and common flavours include lemon, almond, ginger, cinnamon and vanilla. Many people prefer to dip the cakes in coffee or tea, and they are usually baked for different occasions throughout the year, but specially for Christmas. The recipe gives about 60 cakes.

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Santa Bubble-Hat Brownies / Nisselue-Brownies

A recipe for some delightful Christmas brownies tine.noSanta Bubble-Hat Brownies / Nisselue-Brownies

Cut out pieces of brownie cake with a gingerbread cutters and make fun Christmas figures out of them. The hats consists of fresh strawberries sprayed with cream cheese. The children will guaranteed come to love these brownes!

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Norwegian Hulda Cookies / Huldakaker

An old-fashioned cookie recipe found on mills.no
Norwegian Hulda Cookies / Huldakaker

Hulda cookies are flat and round and made with a lot of spices, including cloves and cinnamon. Some decorate these cookies with half an almonds on top of each. A portion of this recipe gives about 50 cakes.

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Norwegian Cream Rolls / Fløteruller

A recipe for filled cake rolls found in “Det Nye Kjøkken Biblioteket” (The New Kitchen Library) published in 1971Norwegian Cream Rolls / Fløteruller

This is, as one see immediately, a close  relative of the “Kromkake”. These cakes are easy to shape and they are also easy both to make and to store. To whip the cream to fill them with is also done in a jiffy. Cream rolls are perfect for serving guests that find the standard seven sorts of Norwegian Christmas cookies somwhat dry, and believe me some people do.

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Small Chocolate Cookies / Små sjokoladekaker

A recipe from “Sjokolade” (Chocolate) published by
Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1984Small Chocolate Cookies / Små sjokoladekaker



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Almond Cake in Ring Mould / Mandelkake i Randform

A cake recipe found in “Formkaker” (Cakes Baked in Moulds)published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1981
Almond Cake in Ring Mould / Mandelkake i Randform

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Swedish Tea Cakes with Oatmeal / Svenska Tekakor med Havregryn

A Swedish kake recipe found on recept.nu
Swedish Tea Cakes with Oatmeal / Svenska Tekakor med Havregryn

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