24 Days of Christmas: Day 4 and 5


Day 4:

We made Pepparkakor- or Swedish Spice Cookies

3.5 cups flour
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cloves
1 tsp baking
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and molasses. Blend in dry ingredients well. Let the dough set overnight in the refrigerator. Roll out dough to 1/8 in thickness on a well floured surface. Cut out with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 for 8-10 min.

Day 5:

Swedish heart bags

One Swedish tradition is to make these paper heart baskets to hang on the tree. Each child receives one of these sweets filled bags. In the Swedish language these are called Jhartkorgar.

(directions for the heart bag craft)

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! Are your boys enjoying sampling all the goodies they are making?