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Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day Six

December is without doubt my favorite month of the entire year.  Not only is it my birth month, but also that of many of my closest friends, and the festive spirits that goes along with both birthdays and Christmas makes this a more carefree time where we can allow...
Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day Four

Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day Four

Today turned into the perfect day to bake. A mix of sleet and rain had developed overnight here in the Hudson Valley and it was freezing outside this morning when I took my dogs out for their first outing. We quickly ran back inside after the usual (yet unusually wet...
Seven Types of Christmas Cookies: Day Three

Seven Types of Christmas Cookies: Day Three

Despite the German-sounding name, “Berlinerkranser” (Berlin Wreaths) is as Norwegian as lutefisk and Jarlsberg cheese—and an important part of our cookie collection during the holidays. Why the reference to Berlin? It is believed that a lot of Scandinavian...