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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Easy Christmas Cookies / Sukker Pleskener

A traditional cookie recipe from HistoriskKokekuns a blog run by the historic cooking club at the Norwegian National Archives 

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021_sukker plaesker-post2The ladies running the blog writes:
Old fashioned Christmas cookies from scratch is cumbersome, you say? Nope! We have found a classic in Norwegian Christmas cookie tradition that is wonderfully easy in a busy advent season: Pleskener! Or, to stick to the name they went under in the Anker-Elieson families in the late 1700s: “Sokker Plæsker”.

Warning:
You will hardly be satisfied with one of these cakes! Take three at once, and with a clear conscience. Not many calories here! And: there are currently many recipes for “pleskener”. One variant is to push a raisin or a piece of pickled lemon peel on top. Promise to try it!

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