My first Christmas with my girlfriend’s family started today with cookies and ended with cookies. I must say, this is not a bad deal at all …
I was introduced to several new cookies, including a complete instruction course on making traditional sandbakkels, a Norwegian Christmas cookie.
I have no idea why my own family never introduced me to this recipe, given my family ties to Norway. I can only assume we didn’t have the proper baking instruments.
Here is what I learned:
First, you need some antique molds that came over to the United States on the Mayflower.
Then, after risking your life and limb cutting almonds in half, you place the dough into the molds.
Top with an almond, brush with egg and bake.
The results look something like this …