Christmas Cookie Recipe Linky


Today I am linking up with Emily at The Reading Tutor/OG for her Christmas Cookie Recipe Linkly. The recipe I'm sharing is for Kringla.  I grew up in Iowa, and with the huge population of people with a Norwegian decent, Kringla are definitely a common dessert for many during the Christmas season. One reason I love these cookies is because they are light and just sweet enough to be a small dessert. Kringla are so popular in the area of Iowa I grew up in that in a nearby town, a Kringla store even exists.

Christmas cookie making is a tradition in our house, but we don't get too crazy with it (usually just 2-3 types to share with friends).  My children enjoy making them and decorating sugar cookies too. Typically, we've enjoyed decorating a Gingerbread House during the season as well.  In past years, I have done them with my classes too (not just the milk carton size), but just slightly larger.  One year, we used larger boxes and did them in groups to share with the local nursing homes.  For those, we covered all the sides and added a cardboard top for the roof.  That took several days (and left a huge mess!), but the residents sure enjoyed them.  Sadly, now that I am not in a regular classroom, that tradition hasn't continued.  I sure have fond memories of it though, and I imagine my students from those days still recall how beautiful the work was.

Well, if you're a baker and would like to share your favorite recipe and traditions, you can click on my recipe card above which is linked to Emily's linky.  Happy holidays friends, and until next time, happy reading!

9 comments

  1. The recipe looks great but I can't seem to get a copy. Clicking on the recipe leads to pinterest.

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    1. Let me see what I can do differently. Sorry!

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    2. Kathy-Try again. I uploaded the file to google docs and linked it. It will work now.
      Carla

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    3. These sound delicious! I love the background story about Kringla. I had no idea they were so popular!

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    4. My family lives just south of the Minnesota line, and it's very Norwegian...picture Fargo...without the violence of course! :-) Popular in that part of Iowa I should have said. Oh well! Corrected in the comments!

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  2. Hey Carla,

    I found your blog from Emily's cookie swap!! I think it is such a fun idea :) I can't wait to try out all of the recipes! Oh....and I am your newest follower!!

    Katie
    Mind Sparks

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    1. Hi Katie! Actually, I donated toward your Giveaway a while back. It's been since early this summer. Glad you dropped by! I've really enjoyed exchanging ideas with Emily. We have quite a bit in common. I will check out your blog too. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. I grew up along the Mississippi, but have never tried these! I will definitely give them a try! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I think Kringla are cookies found more in Norway, but because I am from northern Iowa, they're quite popular in our area too. You'll have to give them a try.

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