Safran Sponge Tasting of Christmas / Safransukkerbrød med Smak av Jul

A recipe for a juicy Christmasy sponge found on regal.no
Safran Sponge Tasting of Christmas / Safransukkerbrød med Smak av Jul

A version of the classic sponge, with a little added Christmas taste of saffron, orange and almond. Perfect for coffee or a cup of tea, or why not a hot mug of gløgg to complete the taste of Christmas.

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Swedish Advent Lengths with Cranberries / Adventslängd med Tranbär

A recipe for classic Swedish advent cakes found on
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Swedish Advent Lengths with Cranberries / Adventslängd med Tranbär

Bake delicious juicy saffron lengths for advent and Christmas gatherings. Fill it with chopped cranberries, almond paste and grated orange peel to make it extra luxurious.

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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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Norwegian Cognac Cookies / Konjakksnitter

A recipe for delicious small cookies tasting of cognac
found on
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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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Christmas Crescents with Cinnamon and Clementines / Julehorn med Kanel og Klementin

A recipe for Christmas baking found on godt.no
Christmas Crescents with Cinnamon and Cementines / Julehorn med Kanel og Klementin

Fill the house with the smell of Christmas with these tasty crescents with spices like cardamom. cinnamon, cloves and fresh clementines. They will give you the Christmas atmosphere, and will guaranteed be a hit at Christmas.

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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 Almond Macrons / Mandelmakroner

A classic Norwegian Christmas cookie found on mills.no
Norwegian Almond Macrons / Mandelmakroner

Almond macrons are typical Norwegian Christmas cookies that are relatively easy to make. They are round cookies that can be decorated with chocolate and a whole almond on top. Some also choose to use hazelnuts. The cookies have a strong taste of almond and have a relatively round, but quite uneven shape. One portion of this recipe makes about 40 cookies.

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Christmas Goats From Fogn / Julegeiter Fra Fogn

A recipe for a  traditional Norwegian Christmas bun
found on
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The Christmas goat is a pre-Christian symbol found on many old Christmas cards. It was believed that the Christmas goat came to the farms before Christmas to checked if everything was taken care of there and that the feedstuff for the animals was brought indoors and food for the people was plentiful in the storehouses.

If everything was alright the goat headed back for the mountains and did not come back again until next Christmas. But if everything was not spick and span the goat made a terrible commotion. In the old days children on the farms were told that the Christmas goat would come for them if they did not behave properly.

The buns got their name because an incision is cut in the buns to make them look like a goat hoof.

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Norwegian Doughnuts And Berliner Balls / Smultringer Og Berlinerkuler

Cakes usually connected with Christmas nowadays
found on tine.no
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Doughnuts are one of the seven sorts of Christmas cakes for many Norwegians. The rest of us scarf them down whenever we can lay our hands on them because traditionally these delicious deep fried cakes were something Norwegians made throughout the year. In recent times though most of us connect doughnuts with Christmas and Christmas baking.

TIP: Dip a wooden stick into the pan to check whether the lard is hot enough. If bubbles form around the stick, you can start frying.

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Norwegian Silver Cake / Sølvkake

A juicy Norwegian Christmas cake found on matprat.no146_sølvkake_post

Norwegians like mould baked cakes of all kinds so it’s no surprise that lots of these cakes has become part of our traditional Christmas baking. And should you have many egg whites left over after another type of baking it is a good idea to bake a silver cake.

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Oat Macaroons / Havremakroner

A Norwegian classic among the Christmas cookies
from grytelokket.com
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Oat macaroons are a part of the traditional Christmas baking for many Norwegians and they are juicier and softer than many of the other traditional cookies we baked for Christmas here in Norway.

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Delfia Cake / Delfiakake

A classic Norwegian Christmas cake recipe from matprat.no136_delfiakake

Delfia cake is a Norwegian classic that undoubtedly belong to Christmas! The name comes from a special coconut fat product called “Delfiafett”. The cake has been baked for Christmas in this country at least since the thirties. I have delfia cake recipes in cookbooks from that era.

Delfia cake does not exactly fall into the category slimming products. Even the most ardent cake eaters stuff themselves usually with just one piece at a time.

When I was a kid, we always had delfia cake at Christmas and I thought it was horrible and it is not exactly among my Christmas cake favourites today either. But it is a Christmas cake, so the recipe deserves a place here among Christmas recipes.

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Nut Cakes / Nøttekaker

A Norwegian Christmas cookie recipe found on nrk.no125_nøttekaker_post

Nuts have a long tradition as Christmas snacks in Scandinavia and are often used as garnish on Christmas cakes too as on these cookies.

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Cinnamon Sticks / Kanelpinner

A classic Norwegian Christmas cookie stick found on grytelokket.com122_kanelpinner_post

Looking for a Christmas cake that is not difficult to make? Then cinnamon sticks is right down your alley! And they are delicious too.

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