Christmas cookie baking number 7

December 19th  

Someone recently said I'm more Norwegian than the Norwegians.  Maybe there is a tad of truth in that living away from Norway and not surrounded by all the Christmas well being that Scandinavia is so great at producing, I produce my own slice of Norway right here in the middle of Oxfordshire.  I make no apologies.

This brings me tidily onto the final Christmas cookie bake of the season, number 7.  I follow several Norwegian bakers and cooks and this one comes from the wonderful man that is Paul.  Paul was born and raised in Oslo, Norway by his grandmother and aunt.  He now lives in NY and has a hugely successful business based on lifestyle, design and cooking.  If you do not know him, then you are missing out.  He goes by the name of  Sweet Paul .

Cardamom Crescents 

You will need:
♥  2.5 cups of plain flour
♥  1 tsp salt
♥  3/4 tsp ground cardamom
♥  3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
♥  220g room temp butter
♥  1 cup of icing sugar and a further 2 cups
♥  1 tsp vanilla extract
♥  2 cups of finely chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

Mix together, flour, salt, cardamom and cinnamon.


Beat the butter and 1 cup of icing sugar together until it is light and fluffy.

Add the vanilla extract and mix further.

Add the flour mix to the egg and sugar mix, mixing until just combined.   Do not overwork it.

Add the walnuts and mix thoroughly.

Using about 1 tablespoon of mixture make the dough into crescent shapes.  I made them into sausages first and then shaped them from there.

Place on a lined baking tray about 5cm apart as they will swell in the oven.

Bake for approx. 12-15 minutes or until golden.

Cool on a wire rack until they are cool enough to handle but still warm.

With the remaining 2 cups of icing sugar hold a sieve over the crescents and dust them with the sieved icing sugar.

Cool now until cold and then they maybe kept in an airtight box for up to 2 weeks.

  Seven different Christmas cookies
are now made with love, enjoy 

The previous six cookie bakes for 2015 are:


  1. Another delicious one! Happy Christmas! xx

    1. They are and I love the fact they are a different shape too Amy

  2. Oh how I wish there was a taste button! :)
    May this week be Merry and Bright for you!

    1. Now there is a fantastic idea Laura. Wonder if we could design that, we'd become billionaires as the smell really is divine and the taste delicious

  3. Another delicious cookie! Cardamom is one of my favorite spices.

  4. I am all into cookie making this past week and would love to try this recipe. I am off to check the other 6 :)
    Thank you for sharing!

    1. Ooh how exciting. Let me know if you make any of my 7. Enjoy x


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