Cookies, Cookies and more Cookies

We’d like to share one of our family’s holiday tradition with you. Every year since 1945 our family has gotten together to make Swedish Christmas cookies. This year there were 30 of us making all the cookies. At the end of the day we always have a contest to see who can guess how many were made. Our niece Sierra was the lucky one to count all the cookies this year and Aunt Sandy was the lucky winner….she guessed the exact amount…..2010! Not only was this the first time someone guessed the exact amount, but then the amount was the same as the year! WOW! The lodge large kitchen comes in handy to make all the cookies. With Christmas music playing, kids decorating cookies and learning to roll out Pepparkaker (Swedish Spice Cookies) fun was had by all!

Cousins decorating the Spritz.

Rolling out the Pepparkaker. It needs to be thin to be good!

A pile of Pepparkaker.

We fill the dining room table with cookies.