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      Scandinavian Christmas baking 3 ~ Julecookies

      Julecookies ~ Christmas cookies  
      December 8th  

      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:

      125g butter
      150 g sugar                                                                         

      125g brown sugar
      2 dsp of golden syrup
      1 egg
      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
        Mix together the butter, both sugars and syrup.
        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? 


      1. Think Bessie could cope with a few of these! x

        1. Let me know how Bessie gets along with them, always wanted a Bessie myself!

      2. Next week is going to be biscuit baking week! I was intending to make the pepperkaker, but really fancy these too. I'm supposed to be on a diet and you're not helping!

        1. Sorry Shelagh!!! I too should be dieting but it's so hard at this time of year!

      3. Not for Christmas, but I did make cinnamon rolls on Tuesday evening. I like the sound of these Julkake, too, and may try them out, time permitting. We are out of raisins, but are picking some up tomorrow. Love and Light to you and your family. ~ Linne ø :-) <3

        1. Oh gosh, my son just asked me to make some cinnamon buns, it's that time of year isn't xxx


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