I have found a new favourite Norwegian cookie, aptly named as the simple Christmas cookie. It has all the flavourings of the infamous pepperkaker (ginger Christmas biscuit) but with added nuts and dried fruit. It is all the taste of Christmas in one bite AND such a quick simple recipe. I will definately be making these again and again.
|Roll the dough into a sausage shape|
You will need:
150 g sugar
125g brown sugar
2 dsp of golden syrup
200 g of chopped almonds OR walnuts
100 g dried cranberries OR raisins
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground ginger
3/4 ground cloves
2 fl oz double cream
400 g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
♥ Pre heat oven to 175 degrees Celcius
|Place balls of dough on baking sheet |
and then squish to cookie shape
♥ Add the egg and beat in well.
♥ Add the nuts, dried fruit, and the spices and finally the cream, flour and baking powder. Mix altogether to form a dough.
♥ Roll the dough into a sausage shape and take a bit of dough at a time and form into balls approximately 4 cm in diammter, (size is not vital).
♥ Place the balls on a baking sheet with greaseproof paper and squish them down a bit to resemble a cookie shape, do not flatten too much, leave some depth. See photo for better clarification.
♥ Bake cookies in the oven for about 12 mins or until an even golden colour.
♥ Cool on a wire rack.
♥ I tend to leave mine plain and do not decorate but it is usual to decorate with icing sugar as in the photograph.
|Julecookies, Christmas in one bite|
|I used cranberries in my cookies but |
you can use other dried fruit too
|Icing adds a decorative touch to the Julecookies|
♥ Have you baked anything for the Christmas season yet?