Norwegian Halfmoon Cookies / Halvmåner

A recipe for filled cookies found on mills.no
Norwegian Halfmoon Cookies / Halvmåner

It should not be surprising that these cookies have a crescent shape. Punch out round cakes with a glass and then fold them. Fill the cookies with vanilla cream, jams or as here, with prune filling. The dough gives about 40 cookies.

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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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Norwegian Coconut Wreaths/ Kokoskranser

A classic Christmas cookie recipe found on mills.no
Norwegian Coconut Wreaths/ Kokoskranser

Coconut wreaths taste like the name suggests of coconut. They are shaped like wreaths, and traditionally also have some grooves on the surface. To achieve this the dough should be run through a meat grinder with a star nozzle or a piping bag with a star opening . If you don’t have neither grinder nor piping bag, the dough can be rolled out to sausages with a thickness of your finger and then tie them together to wreaths. 1 serving in this recipe gives about. 40 cookies.

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Danish Spicy Teddy Cakes / Krydrede Bamsekager

Make these cakes with your kids, I found them at
 dansukker.dkDanish Spicy Teddy Cakes / Krydrede Bamsekager

You will not only get sweet on these cakes.
They will also make you fond of teddy bears.

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Norwgian Crispy Cinnamon Sticks / Sprø Kanelpinner

A recipr for crispy Christmas cakes found on meny.no
Norwgian Crispy Cinnamon Sticks / Sprø Kanelpinner

Simple and fast Christmas cakes with a great taste of cinnamon. These cakes are included as one of the seven kinds of Christmas cakes baked in many Norwegian families.

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Swedish Cardamom Cookies / Kardemummakakor

A recipe for Swedish Christmas cookies
found on
 svt.se

Swedish Cardamom Cookies / Kardemummakakor

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French Gingerbread / Franske Pepperkaker

Classic Norwegian Christmas cookies although they
originally come from France found on
tine.no
French Gingerbread / Franske Pepperkaker

These are easy and quick made cookies to bake for Christmas. With their delicious spicy flavor, they are perfect for serving together with a delicious blue cheese or simply for dipping in the gløgg.

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Norwegian Aristocrats / Aristokrater

A recipe for classic Norwegian almond bars found on mills.no
Norwegian Aristocrats / Aristokrater

Aristocrats are small finger thick and cylindrical almond cakes. The cakes are usually decorated by brushing them with eggs and sprinkling them with nib sugar. A portion of this recipe gives about 50 cakes.

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Norwegian Cinnamon Sticks / Kanelpinner

A simple and quick recipe for Norwegian
Christmas
 cookies found on melk.no

Norwegian Cinnamon Sticks / Kanelpinner

Looking for a Christmas cookie that is easy to make?
Then these cinnamon sticks are just the thing for you!

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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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Danish Christmas Kisses / Danske Julekys

A cake recipe found in “Det Bedste ved Julen” (The Best About Christmas) a free e-booklet published by dansukker.dkDanish Christmas Kisses / Danske Julekys

Lovely small cakes with a small dollop of delicious nougat on top.
The recipe gives about 40 cakes.

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