I am currently sitting on my kitchen floor with my boxer Daisy. Yesterday I finished my Christmas shopping and wrapped presents (lots of fun! i absolutely adore giving presents!!) today me and my father are heading to the grocery store in the beautiful rain to procure some ingredients for my holiday baking. I get three weeks off of school this year and trust me they will be spent well and in the kitchen! I plan on baking cinnamon rolls(christmas-cinnamon-rolls) for christmas morning (tradition that I carried on for my dad because his mom used to do it, and i luckily found a recipe that I can start the day before other wise it wouldn’t happen!) the swedish cookies pepparkakor that are rolled in cinnamon and sugar YUM!(pepparkakor-mmmmm) peanut butter cookies(peanut-butter-cookies) that I am handing out to my brothers friends for presents, peanut butter cake (peanut-butter-cake), brioche bread, spiced slice and bake cookies, chocolate cookies rolled in powdered sugar then baked, gingerbread, and maybe sugar cookies for my brother since they are his favorite. Clearly my family and I plan on gaining some holiday weight haha :). I hope to get recipes, pictures and stories up soon! I already have the pictures for the spiced slice and bake cookies and chocolate biscotti done so soon *fingers crossed*. I truly hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and a beautiful Christmas with your family!! God Bless you all!! 🙂
quick note 🙂 some of the recipes i mentioned I have already posted, so the links are included they are just in super light blue but right next to the name.
I love these cookies, they are delicious! They are traditional Scandinavian sugar and spice cookies and I make sure to make hundreds every year at Christmas time. I made these while watching The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the King. I use this recipe every year…I twist the recipe around and make it my own so here it is…
for the recipe you will need
- 3/4 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
First cream the butter and sugar, then add the eggs and molasses and beat well. Mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add the dry mix to the wet ingredients 1/2 cups at a time, mixing well after each addition. Roll dough into teaspoon sized balls (I use a melon baller) and roll in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Finally you bake on a greased sheet for 8-10 minutes at 350.
My giant bag of flour that I have to keep in the garage freezer so it isn’t sitting on the garage floor..i go through about 2-3 bags a year (;
mmmm…the cinnamon and sugar mixture..i usually have more sugar than cinnamon but this time there was more cinnamon and it was good!! Traditionally these cookies are rolled in sugar but one year I rolled them in cinnamon and sugar and that’s when I knew I had to change it.
Eat these cookies…let them melt in your mouth (: these are delicious dipped in milk, hot chocolate or coffee..if you like super crisp cookies..make them smaller and they will crunch.
December 22, 2010 | Categories: movies, actors, my life currently...at the moment, posts of pics :)), recipes | Tags: christmas cookies, cookies, pepparkakor, sugar and spice cookies, traditional scandinavian cookies | 2 Comments