Swedish Kringler

ForeignChristmas Cookies 2 cups all-purpose flour1 cup butter or margarine3 tablespoons milk2 egg yolks1 egg whiteSugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture Place flour in a large mixing bowl; cut in butter with a pasty blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in milk and egg yolks with a fork until dough holds together. Divide dough into fourths, … Continue reading Swedish Kringler

Swedish Christmas Cookies

ForeignChristmas Cookies 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened1/4 cup sugar1 egg separated1 tablespoon grated orange rind1 tablespoon lemon juice2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/8 teaspoon salt1 cup cake flour18 candied cherries, halved Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add orange rind, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt; beat thoroughly. … Continue reading Swedish Christmas Cookies


ForeignChristmas Cookies 4 eggs2 cups sugar1 tablespoon butter, softened2 tablespoons anise seeds, crushed3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl until thick and lemon colored; gradually add sugar and butter. Continue beating 10 minutes; stir in anise. Combine flour and baking powder in a medium mixing bowl; stir … Continue reading Springerle


ForeignChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter, softened1 cup firmly packed brown sugar2 tablespoons milk2 teaspoons grated orange rind2 cups all-purpose flour1 table baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon grated nutmeg1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon pepper1/2 teaspoon anise seeds, crushed1/2 cup blanched whole almonds Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; add sugar, and beat … Continue reading Speculaas


ForeignChristmas Cookies 3/4 cup molasses3/4 cup honey3/4 cup shortening4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground allspice1 teaspoon ground mace1/2 teaspoon pepper1/4 teaspoon anise seeds, crushed1 egg, beatenSifted powdered sugar Combine molasses and honey in a medium saucepan; cook over low heat until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Add shortening; stir until well … Continue reading Pfeffernüsse

Langues De Chat

ForeignChristmas Cookies 2 tablespoons unsalted margarine, softened2 tablespoons sugar1 egg white3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 cup unbleached or all-purpose flour Cream margarine in a small bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg white, beating well. Add vanilla and flour, stirring until well blended. Spoon batter into a pastry bag fitted with a … Continue reading Langues De Chat

Nürnberger Lebkuchen

ForeignChristmas Cookies 3 cups honey2 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar3 eggs, beaten1 tablespoon grated lemon rind3 tablespoons lemon juice8 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 1/2 tablespoon ground allspice1 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 teaspoon ground cloves1 cup diced candied citron1 cup chopped pecansSliced almondsGlaze (recipe follows) Bring honey to … Continue reading Nürnberger Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen Bars

ForeignChristmas Cookies 1 egg, beaten1 cup firmly packed brown sugar1/2 cup molasses1/2 cup honey3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/8 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 teaspoon ground cloves3/4 cup chopped candied cherries1/2 cup toasted slivered almondsLemon Frosting Combine egg and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Stir in … Continue reading Lebkuchen Bars