Norwegian Ginger Cookies

Norwegian Ginger Cookies have a sweet and spicy taste.

When you bake them your house will be filled with the most delicious, fragrant aroma of these yummy Norwegian Christmas cookies.

You better make a double recipe. Because there will be standing room only in your kitchen to snatch up one of these goodies.

All big and handsome, small and sweet Julenisser (Santas), in your family, will anxiously be waiting for samples of these yummy treats.

small santas lille julenisser in norway
Norwegian Julenisser (above)
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
or Karo Syrup
2 eggs
4-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1//2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon orange zest

ginger cookie man ferdig
I use a butter knife to "paint" the cookies.

Glaze Recipe:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg white (I use egg-white powder that you can obtain in the baking section at your supermarket.)
Add food color to make desired color.
White color is easy, of course, since you leave it plain.

Melt butter and add sugar and molasses.
Gradually add eggs.
Gradually add flour while stirring. Keep the dough in the fridge overnight. Roll dough thin on baking sheets. Use cookie cutters to press out fun Christmas shapes. Decorate with sprinkles.

Bake at 375°F. for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown.

If you make a glaze to decorate the cookies, you could make a red hat and white beard for Santa or yellow lights for the Christmas tree cookies, and have fun.

This Christmas cookie-baking project might be lots of fun for the whole family. © Copyright 2020
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