Swedish Pepparkakor Cookies

The first Christmas I made pepparkakor, my son, who we call “the eating machine,” snuck past me and secretly devoured most of a heaping plate full.  Probably about two dozen at once.  So be warned.  Baking these cookies is a risk.  Well worth it though! Surprisingly, I did not encounter these cookies as part of my Swedish family heritage.  Rather, I discovered them through a children’s Christmas … Continue reading Swedish Pepparkakor Cookies

Swedish Hard Tack Crackers

Not quite a cookie, and almost a cracker, hard tack is a traditional flat bread of the Scandanavian kitchen.  My grandmother served hers with butter and orange marmalade, which I always enjoyed.  These semi-crisp crackers also taste delicious with any good jam (including raspberry rhubarb I can attest), chutney, or cranberry salsa. I enjoy rolling the dough out with my children, since they can cut out … Continue reading Swedish Hard Tack Crackers