Tag Archives: Denmark

Vanillekranse

Remember this: Patti’s got a gun? I revisited the Spritz cookie recipe for Vanillekranse (vanilla wreaths). This time no lemon zest, but with extra vanilla and bits of candied cherries. And definitely the gun. Aren’t they pretty? Surprisingly, they were … Continue reading

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Brune kager

Brune kager, Danish brown cakes, are thin and crisp. Sweetened with dark corn syrup, molasses and brown sugar, and rich with finely chopped almonds and butter, they must be a delightful Christmas-time treat. Fresh orange zest, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and … Continue reading

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Pepperkaker

In Norwegian, Pepperkaker; in Danish, Pebernødder; in Swedish, Pepparnötter; in German, Pfeffernüsse; and here at home, peppernuts. Ms. Herbst says the chopped toasted almonds are optional. But they’re peppernuts, nødder, nötter and nüsse, and in Norwegian nøtter, so really. Why … Continue reading

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Hindbærkager

Guess what? Hindbærkager is Danish for raspberry cakes. Literally. Which is exactly what these are. Except Sharon Tyler Herbst calls them ribbon cookies. They are, however, just a little cake-like. After forming the dough into six 3/4″ diameter logs and … Continue reading

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