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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 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...
Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day Two

Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day Two

This is admittedly one of my absolute favorite cookies during the Christmas holiday; although not in the classic seven, I bet if you ask any family today in Norway you will get an acknowledgment and approving nod when mentioning “Brune Pinner”. These have...