Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Piparkakut - Hyvaa Joulua!

Now playing: Chuck Berry - Run Rudolph Run
via FoxyTunes

A Finnish cookie this time - Piparkakut. A crisp gingery cookie, with wonderful cardamon, also cinnamon and cloves. Mine may be a bit posh, I only had maple syrup to make them, that is one twist on the recipe linked below. They are usually made with dark syrup. I couldn't wait to make the cookies with a vintage cookie cutter that was bought from a local antique store.

I am told to use cardamon to make it like the Finnish favourite.

I still have many gifts from a pen pal in Finland. Many of the gifts are Christmas related and from Finnish Lapland, the home of the "REAL" Santa Claus- Joulupukki. :-) Children can write him there:


"He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus." - Author Unknown

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