World Cuisine Wednesday

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights, World Cuisine Wednesdays | on December 10th, 2009

In honor of the holiday season, I borrowed a Christmas cookie recipe from a friend whose family is Swedish.  Every Holiday Season, they make ginger cookies called Pepparkakor Cookies.  These cookies are thin and crispy and very delicious.  The Swedish custom is to place one of these cookies in the palm of your hand.  Make a wish and then tap it once with the index finger of your other hand.  It is said that if your cookie breaks into three pieces, your wish will come true.

Pepparkakor Cookies- Wish Cookies

1 tsp baking soda
3 c. flour
¬Ω tsp salt
1 c. white sugar
¬Ω tsp ginger
¬Ω tsp ground clove
1 tsp cinnamon
1 c. melted butter
1 egg
¾ c. dark molasses
1 tbsp orange zest

Sift together the dry ingredients (only half the sugar) -flour, baking soda salt, ¬Ω c. sugar, ginger, clove and cinnamon – and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the remaining sugar, butter, molasses, orange zest and egg.

Add dry ingredients and mix at a low speed until well blended.

Roll dough very thin; use a cookie cutter to form cookies into whatever shape you desire.

Bake at 350° for approximately 8 minutes or until cookies are browned.  Keep a close eye on them, as they brown rather quickly.

Interested in experiencing this tradition firsthand?  Why not book a winter flight to Stockholm?  Call us at 1-800-359-3876 and one of our travel experts will help you plan the perfect trip.

Happy Holidays and may all your wishes come true this Season.

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