Anja's moody Christmas cookies
Karoline tends to get a little bit moody at night, especially if we are out of marzipan. So just because it’s Christmas I decided to cheer her up, and make some special Christmas cookies with the ingredients I had available.
Karoline is afraid of both sugar and butter, so it will have to remain a secret how little I used. If you decide you want to try to make these delicious cookies, you should not use this recipe, but rather make up your own or find one on the big O net.
X kg butter
X kg sugar
280 gram flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla sugar
Place all the ingredients in front of you, and make sure you have them all. I once forgot the flour and it was all just a big mess. I do not like to mess up my kitchen.
Begin with sugar and butter, just mix it until it is all a white Christmas in there. If you feel like making it more Christmassy, you could add a reindeer to the mix.
I used one of my mom’s old mixers, which she gave me when I moved to Hønefoss. Now I get why she gave it to me, it stops every two seconds and all the butter gets stuck. It did not help that I forgot that the butter should have room temperature, so I had to stand for fifteen minutes trying to get all the butter loose and into the bowl again.
Make sure everything stays in place.
I think very fast when I am in the kitchen, so I placed the bowl inside the oven for one minute, and it all got easier.
Add the eggs, one egg at a time.
Make sure everything stays in place. Oops.
Add some white powder.
Make sure you do not drop it into the bowl when you take the picture, the white powder should be mixed together with the flour.
Do NOT forget WHICH of the powders you accidentally dropped into the bowl.
Add the flour.
Make sure it looks like animals. The top on the left is a dog, the top on the left is a seal.
Add cinnamon. Do:
Now it should look a little something like this:
Here comes the hardest part:
Chopchopchop until your enemy drop
Chop an hour or two, let me see what you can do!!
Make sure your hand is on top of the knife
There will be men over board messing up the kitchen.
Do not worry if the pieces look chubby, size does not matter when you cook. They will blend in eventually.
Cinnamon and sugar bomb ready to explode.
Remove the paper you used the last time you did some doing.
Add new paper and adjust
Roll, roll, roll your boat,
They only get bigger and bigger. That is not what matters, what matters is that YOU did it.
Anja’s "Christmess" cookies
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