Before 2014 comes to an end - at least in my part of the world it is still 2014 - I want to share the different kinds of cookies that I made this Christmas season. I wrote a post about my Christmas baking last year and it is fun to look back at it. As much as I like sharing recipes with you my dear readers, this blog is also my baking diary. Maybe one day I lose interest in baking which I cannot imagine at the moment and then I can look back at the recipes that I made over the years and I might be astonished what a strange baking passion I once had.
This year I made 27 different kind of Christmas cookies. Besides Christmas cookies I also made a lot of Lussekatter which are sweet saffron buns which are traditionally eaten on December 13th in Sweden and these buns are one of my all time favorite Christmas food. I also made a few Swedish Christmas Spice Cakes.
I wish I could tell you the exact number of cookies I made this year but I am afraid that you have to be patient. I counted every single cookie that I made but as I write this post I cannot find my cookie statistic notes which makes me a little bit mad. I know that I kept my notes on my desk but somehow my notes disappeared or are hiding in a cookbook. As soon as I find my cookie notes I will update this post. But I can tell you one thing: I made more than 2000 Christmas cookies (last year I made 1298 cookies) this year. I do not know if I am proud of it or if I am embarrassed about it. I tend to the latter one because I think people must think I am meshuge. Maybe I am.
My dear readers, I wish you all a very Happy New Year! May 2015 be filled with lots of delicious cakes and cookies, wonderful moments, love and health!
Thank you for reading my blog.
1 Elisenlebkuchen (German Soft Gingerbread Cookies)
2 Linzer Auge (Cookies sandwiched with jam)
3 Bärentatzen (Bear Paws)
4 Pepparkakor (Swedish Gingerbread Cookies, my recipe is here)
5 Wölkchen (Dark Chocolate Clouds)
6 Havreflarn (Swedish Crispy Oat Cookies)
7 Zitronen Terrassen (Lemon Curds Terraces)
8 Russinkakor ( Swedish Raisin Oat Cookies)
9 Weihnachtssterne (Christmas Stars filled with jam and covered with dark chocolate and chopped pistachios)
10 Zimtsterne (German Cinnamon Stars)
11 Formar (Swedish Shell Cookies, served with whipped cream and jam or cherries)
12 Haselnuss Nussknacker (Hazelnut Nut Crackers)
13 Spekulatius (German Speculoos/ Almond Spice Cookies, my recipe is here)
14 Grenobler Nussplätzchen (Grenoble Nut Cookies)
15 Geminzte Ecken (Mint Corners)
16 White Clouds (White Chocolate Clouds)
17 Havrekakor (Swedish Oat Cookies)
18 Vanillekipferl (Austrian, German Vanilla Crescent)
19 Kokoskakor (Coconut Macaroons)
20 Spritskransar/Spritzgebäck (Spritz Cookies)
21 Schokoladenstäbchen (Chocolate Sticks)
22 Überraschungsiglus (Surprise Igloos)
23 Gewürzkugeln (Chocolate Spice Balls)
24 Spanisches Brot (Spanish Bread Cookies)
25 Orangenmonde (Orange Moons, cookies filled with orange jam)
26 Glühweinschnitten (Mulled Wine Squares)
27 Kokoswürfel (Coconut Cubes), not pictured