• Chocolate Orange Truffles

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    Happy New Year! I spent my New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh with my friends Catriona and Samantha, dancing the year away at a Scottish ceilidh dance. And yes, I ate all the haggis. I’ve written all about my visit to Edinburgh on my travel blog here. Now I’m back home…

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  • Sarah Bernhardt Cookies

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    Sarah Bernhardt cookies (also spelled Sara Bernard) were developed in Denmark and named after a French actress, but they’ve become popular cookies to make during Christmas here in Norway. Though really I wish people would make these year-round, as they’re so delicious. Update: my friend’s boyfriend just made these for…

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  • Risboller – Puffed Rice Balls

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    As a child I was always so excited when my family would spend Christmas with my Norwegian Aunt Hege, because she made the best Christmas cookies. And she’s so much fun and I love her, of course. But also her Christmas cookies are amazing. And my second favorite cookies she…

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  • Mandelflarn – Norwegian Almond Lace Cookies

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    Today is my mom’s birthday! And I’m celebrating by baking some of the best Norwegian Christmas cookies: mandelflarn, or almond lace cookies. Or at least my family always makes these for Christmas, but you really can bake these any time of year. They’re very similar to their oat cousins, havreflarn,…

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  • Norwegian Krumkake Christmas Cookies

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    It’s snowing here in Bergen today, so I am in full Christmas mode. I actually hadn’t expected much snow at all this winter when I moved from Tromsø to Bergen, so the snow came as such a nice surprise! And so I’m celebrating with lots of Christmas baking. My copy…

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  • Norwegian Sandnøtter Christmas Cookies With Lemon

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    Norwegians traditionally make seven types of cookies for Christmas, and each family usually has their own favorites they include in their seven. My Norwegian grandmother had her favorites, and then my mom and my aunt have there favorites, some of which they’ve passed on to me, while others of which…

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