Old-world traditions shape cookies flavored with ingredients that have long brightened Scandinavian winters.

11 Scandinavian Christmas Cookie Recipes

Old-world traditions shape cookies flavored with ingredients that have long brightened Scandinavian winters.

swedish soft gingerbread.  Might start doing this on Christmas Eve.

Red cabbage ”rödkål” and Swedish Christmas Traditions

Want to know what Danish Christmas hygge is This is. | http://adventurousmiriam.com/want-to-know-what-danish-christmas-hygge-is-this-is/

Want to know what Danish Christmas hygge is? This is

Want to know what Danish Christmas hygge is This is. | http://adventurousmiriam.com/want-to-know-what-danish-christmas-hygge-is-this-is/

Christmas Traditions: the Swedish Christmas tale is that the tomte (Sweedish Santa) rides a Julbock, or Christmas Goat, instead of a sleigh. The town of Gävle erects an enormous goat every year, such as the one from 2009 in the picture. Swede families usually have a straw Julbock under their Christmas trees or a small one on the tree. It’s believed that these small Christmas Goats were once made from the last shafts of the harvest crop and symbolized the power of rejuvenation and fertility

51 Hopelessly Adorable DIY Christmas Decorations

Christmas Traditions: the Swedish Christmas tale is that the tomte (Sweedish Santa) rides a Julbock, or Christmas Goat, instead of a sleigh. The town of Gävle erects an enormous goat every year, such as the one from 2009 in the picture. Swede families usually have a straw Julbock under their Christmas trees or a small one on the tree. It’s believed that these small Christmas Goats were once made from the last shafts of the harvest crop and symbolized the power of rejuvenation and fertility

Swedish Christmas Candy – Knäck! A hard caramel with Almond, can be made soft as well.

Swedish Christmas Candy – Knäck!

Pippi's Pepparkakor Cookies . . . another Swedish recipe that Laura Beth is making to share! . . . maybe it'll become an addition to our Christmas cookies this year . . .

Pippi's Pepparkakor Cookies

Pippi's Pepparkakor Cookies . . . another Swedish recipe that Laura Beth is making to share! . . . maybe it'll become an addition to our Christmas cookies this year . . .

It wouldn't be a Swedish Christmas without St. Lucia buns! is this the equivilent to Finnish Pulla?

Holiday baking traditions: St. Lucia Buns

It wouldn't be a Swedish Christmas without St. Lucia buns! is this the equivilent to Finnish Pulla?

Pepparkakor #TwelveDaysofSanta | Webicurean Pepparkakor, crisp, thin cookies, laced with ginger, cloves, and cinnamon, are a popular Swedish Christmas tradition.

Pepparkakor

Pepparkakor #TwelveDaysofSanta | Webicurean Pepparkakor, crisp, thin cookies, laced with ginger, cloves, and cinnamon, are a popular Swedish Christmas tradition.

Pepparkakor, crisp, thin cookies, laced with ginger, cloves, and cinnamon, are a popular Swedish Christmas tradition

Pepparkakor

Pepparkakor, crisp, thin cookies, laced with ginger, cloves, and cinnamon, are a popular Swedish Christmas tradition

Rice Porridge (Risengrød in Danish, Risgrynsgröt in Swedish)

Enjoy Risengrod Scandinavian Rice Porridge

BBC Good Food's show-stealing December 08 cover recipe - perfect if you fancy a change from the usual Christmas cake

Stollen wreath

BBC Good Food's show-stealing December 08 cover recipe - perfect if you fancy a change from the usual Christmas cake

Kladdkaka is a traditional Swedish chocolate cake, deliberately under-baked to create a deliciously gooey, chocolatey middle! Find the traditional recipe on the Waitrose website.

Kladdkaka (Swedish sticky chocolate cake)

Kladdkaka is a traditional Swedish chocolate cake, deliberately under-baked to create a deliciously gooey, chocolatey middle! Find the traditional recipe on the Waitrose website.

Swedish almond cake, also known as mandeltårta, is light, fluffy cake with a creamy custard and toasted almonds.

Swedish almond cake

Swedish almond cake, also known as mandeltårta, is light, fluffy cake with a creamy custard and toasted almonds.

A traditional Swedish Christmas recipe,  they are crispy, brown, and delicious plain or decorated. Different from your everyday gingersnap!

A traditional Swedish Christmas recipe, they are crispy, brown, and delicious plain or decorated. Different from your everyday gingersnap!

Swedish Potato Sausage - homemade from scratch with sausage maker a Christmas tradition with my future inlaws

Swedish Potato Sausage - homemade from scratch with sausage maker a Christmas tradition with my future inlaws

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