Christmas

  • Serinakaker (Norwegian Butter Cookies)

    Silvia

    After making the very complicated (and very delicious) Sarah Bernhardt cookies last week, this week I was in the mood for something more simple. Norwegian butter cookies, or serinakaker, are incredibly simple but oh so delicious. I brought these to a film night with my friends and they were quickly…

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  • Sarah Bernhardt Cookies with Yellow Cream

    Silvia

    Sarah Bernhardt cookies are perhaps my favorite Scandinavian cookies. I love any almond based dessert, and Sarah Bernhardt cookies feature the perfect combination of a soft almond cookie topped with a velvety milk chocolate cream dipped in dark chocolate. Well, it’s an almost perfect combination. I love the history of…

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  • Havregrynskugler (Danish No-Bake Chocolate Oat Balls)

    Silvia

    I’ve already shared a couple Scandinavian baking recipes here that use basic ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen. If I’m craving a sweet treat I can usually whip up some havreflarn cookies or a kladdkaka without needing to take a trip to the grocery store first. But…

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  • Risboller – Puffed Rice Balls

    Silvia

    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

    Silvia

    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

    Silvia

    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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