Nordic cookies with Modern Wifestyle

The Nordics share the tradition of Christmas baking with the rest of the world. Each country has its own traditional cookies, from the classic pepparkakor, kransekage and vaniliekage to Danish julebolle, Swedish Lucia brod, Norwegian fattigman, Icelandic lakkrístoppar and Finnish joulutortut.

 “Hygge”, the Danish word for cosiness, is about being inside with candles, great comfort food, and lots of cakes and sweets.

Christmas baking is an important tradition and each family aspires to make at least five to seven different sorts of cookies for the holiday season. Normally, the families will get together on a Saturday or Sunday and get the baking done together. 

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Katrín Björk of Modern Wifestyle.

In collaboration with the talented Katrín Björk of the blog Modern Wifestyle, we want to share with you a new and delicious cookie recipe. Katrín Björk embodies everything we want to be: a talented photographer, homemaker and a superb chef!

– Have a look at the interview with Katrín in our Christmas Issue!

Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

The Peppermint Crinkle Cookies are the absolute perfect addition to the baking list for any chocolate lover. The added peppermint makes each melt-in-your mouth bite taste like Christmas.

INGREDIENTS

2.5 dl (1 cup) flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
200 g (7 ounces) chocolate (60-70%)
30 g (2 tbsp.) butter
2 tbsp. syrup
2 large eggs
1/2 dl (4 tbsp.) sugar
1 tsp. peppermint extract
2 dl (3/4 cup) powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine flour, baking powder and cocoa in a bowl and set aside.
2. Chop the chocolate and then melt it along with butter and syrup over water bath.
3. Beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
4. Add in peppermint extract.
5. Mix chocolate mixture into the eggs until combined.
6. Gently fold in flour mixture until no streaks appear.
7. Let the dough chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
8. Place powdered sugar in a large bowl.
9. Roll the dough into tbsp. sized balls and then drop them into powdered sugar and cover them completely.
10. Place the covered balls on parchment lined bake sheet one inch apart. Bake for 12 minutes at 180°C (350°F).
11. Use a spatula to press the cookies flat when they’re out of the oven.
12. Store in an airtight container.
13. Enjoy!

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