Christmas Cookies 2011

Hey peeps.

This week has been totally nuts. And will continue to be nuts because it’s almost Christmas! Anyway, I wanted to share with you all the sugar cookies we made for Christmas this year. They’re pretty cute! But because I’m short on time, these pictures are unedited, and have very little descriptors… I hope you all are ok with that. 🙂

I used the same sugar cookie recipe I usually do, only I added 1 tsp. cardamom, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg. I also used 1 tsp. almond extract and no vanilla. I flavored the royal icing with 1 tsp. almond as well. We had some icing consistency issues, so they’re not quite as detailed as they usually are. But I think they’re still ok. 🙂

O Christmas trees (more…)


If you’re not a good Norwegian, or don’t happen to live among the descendents of good Norwegian immigrants, you likely don’t know what the heck lefse is.

First of all, it’s pronounced like “lef-sa” or maybe more like “lef-seh.” It’s kind of like a cross between a tortilla and a crepe. Except it’s made primarily from potatoes.

Here, among Scandanavian-Americans, it’s often served around Thanksgiving and Christmas time, and is often made as a family tradition and in a large group because it can be a bit labor-intensive. This is what we do.

We get our lefse recipe from the book, Last Word on Lefse by Gary Legwold.

I took these photos last year (some are even from the year before), intending to share them then, but things were so crazy last year around Christmas time that it just never happened. But it’s sort of funny to look back at my photos from last year. I think my photography has improved some. I hope. 🙂


Monster Cookies!

Well, friends, I have my computer back! I actually got it back on Friday (the next day!) but have been working on restoring all the things I lost. I had some trouble with getting my free photo editing software to work again, but it’s working now (as well as it ever did.)

Last week I told you I was making monster cookies. Well, I did. And they were adorable. I’m giving a little bit of a tutorial for those of you who’ve asked, but I apologize in advance that I had to take the pictures at night, so they’re not the best.



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