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Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day Seven

Just two more days until Christmas and here comes my last day of my cookie series!  I wanted to leave a really easy one for last since most of you are probably feeling the stress of the holiday preparations by now. This “cookie” is part cookie, part candy...
Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day Five

Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day Five

Every time I see “kransekakestenger” on a cookie plate, my mouth instantly starts to water. These soft, chewy and flavor-packed concoctions contain only three ingredients but taste so heavenly it’s easy to believe these take all day to bake when...
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 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...
Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day One

Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day One

Baking seven kinds of cookies for Christmas has long been a tradition in Norway. And why exactly seven, you ask? The number seven was regarded as a lucky number in the old days, which is why people felt the need to fill their cake boxes with this many varieties. While...