Saturday, December 13, 2014

scandinavian christmas

in honor of audrey eclectic's st. lucia blog procession, i'd love to post a recipe for norwegian sugar cookies, courtesy of my mom!

our family is norwegian--my great grandfather emigrated to america through Galveston in 1905 and their scandinavian culture is something my kids are learning bit by bit.

we love baking and we love nissen. cookies and christmas gnomes are all over our house.

tonight, we'll light candles in honor of st. lucia and we'll talk about the light in the midst of darkness and how traditions light the way for generations to come.

Norwegian Sugar Cookies 


  • 1 cup of butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg (well beaten)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp almond flavoring


cream sugar and butter. add beaten egg and almond flavoring. mix in flour. refrigerate for 1 hour. roll dough into 24 walnut-sized balls. on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet, press cookie dough with bottom of glass, dipped in sugar. add 1/2 of maraschino cherry to each cookie. bake at 350 for 15 minutes, until edges brown.

god jul!

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  1. Megan, I am hopping over from Heather's St. Lucia Blog Procession and thanking you for this recipe! My husband and all his family are Norwegian too. To celebrate today, I made his Nana Olsen's pancakes, rich with eggs and cardamon, and topped them with Lingonberry Jam. They were so good. Right now, I am baking this recipe I found with ground almonds, flour, butter, sugar and cardamon for coffee this afternoon to celebrate again. I will keep you recipe on hand to make later for Christmas. thanks of sharing!!

  2. Also popping over from Audrey Eclectic. These look delicious!

  3. These look so delicious! I will have to try them out for sure. I love authentic recipes like this. Happy St. Lucia day!

  4. Ooooh fantastic! I love a new recipe, especially a scandinavian one! These cookies look so scrumptious! God Jul! :D

  5. Megan, I'm half Norwegian and half Swedish - both parts of me love St. Lucia Day. :) I can't wait to try these sugar cookies! Thanks for posting the recipe. Your blog is lovely - I'm a first time visitor from Audrey Eclectic's blog procession.