This is a typical christmas cookie for most norwegians. In some areas, you could find bakeries that bake them all year long. In the south where I live some bakeries survive just because of the great sales of this cookie during the christmas season. It’s very simple to make and the cookies keep delicious for months in a cookie box. Some choose to give them chocolate pants, others to decorate the Santa’s hat in a red color and dip it in sugar. There are lots of different shapes all in a christmas theme. Kids would love to participate in baking this cookie so make sure to bring them along with the baking team.

Measurements and Ingredients


100g butter
750g white flour
6 tsp. bakers ammonia
400g sugar
3.5 dl. milk

Addition Information

Servings: 15-20 cookies

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes
+ Cooling time of 12 hours
Baking Temperature:
230o Celcius
445o Fahrenheit


Start by adding sifted flour, butter and bakers ammonia to a mixer bowl.
Let this mix at medium speed for 10 minutes.
While the mixer is running, you can add milk and sugar to a medium-sized pot.
Bring to a boil, while stirring at all times.
Add milk and sugar mixture to the mixer bowl.
Let it mix for about 5 minutes.
Add this sticky batter (dough) to a bowl, and leave it in a cold place like the fridge, basement or a loft for 12+ hours.
Remember to cover it with foil or kitchen cloth.
Take batter (now dough) out of the bowl, and onto the kitchen counter.
Split into two halves and start rolling out the first half.
Roll until it’s about 5 mm thick.
Use cookie cutters to make the man, woman or any christmas shape you would want.
Place them into the oven. I use a stone to bake them, but there is no problem using a normal baking
sheet with a baking paper under.
Bake for about 5-7 minutes.
Take them out and let them rest for 1 hour before putting them away in a sealed container.

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