Ingredient: brown sugar

Jewish Christmas Cookies anno 1890 – 2

Jødekager 1890

Here is Madam Mangor’s recipe in Danish – I have translated it below and converted the amounts to modern measurements.

1½ pund mel, 3/4 pund udvasket smør, ½ pund puddersukker, 2 æg, 2 teskefulde hjortetakssalt, opløst i lidt rosenvand, æltes godt, udrulles og stikkes med en kop. De overstryges med æggeblomme eller æggehvide, strøes med puddersukker og belægges med skårne mandler. Noget af melet tilbageholdes til at mele brættet og rullen med. Dette bliver en stor portion.

I have not tested this recipe in a modern oven yet. So use common sense. The recipe says that this a large portion.

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Jewish Christmas Cookies anno 1890 – 1

Jødekager 1890

Here is Madam Mangor’s recipe in Danish – I have translated it below and converted the amounts to modern measurements.

3/4 pund smør udvaskes, og deri kommes 1 pund mel, ½ pund puddersukker, revet skal af 1 citron, en halv snes hylstre kardemomme, som er stødt, 1 lod stødt kanel, samt 2 lod bitre og 6 lod søde stødte mandler. Når dette er godt æltet sammen, udrulles det, ikke for tyndt, på brættet med mel uden for vægten, stikkes af med en kop eller et glas, smøres med æggeblomme og bages ved god ild. Heraf bliver omkring 70 kager.

I have not tested this recipe in a modern oven yet. So use common sense. The recipe does not have any raising agent, so I am assuming they are quite hard. Most of this kind of cookies are 3-4 mm thick.

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Jewish Christmas Cookies

Jødekager

These cookies were developed by Jewish bakers in Copenhagen in the 1800’s at some point. They are part of the Danish Christmas cookie pantheon. If you ask most of my family they are the best part. This version is my family’s recipe but I have also found two old ones. I am not sure where my mom got it, but it is her recipe.

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Peppernuts anno 1731

We have a recipe for the Danish Christmas cookie pebernødder from 1731. Here is both the original Danish recipe, my translation and an adapted printable version.

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Suicidal telepathic chocolate cookies

This is the best chocolate cookies ever!

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Chocolate-chipped cookies
Large super-chocolatey chocolate chipped cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Turn on the oven at 170 C.
  2. Melt the chocolate
  3. Mix flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda into a bowl.
  4. Mix sugar and butter together in another bowl. I use a hand-mixer for this because I am lazy. Sir in the melted chocolate.
  5. Mix eggs and vanilla together in a third bowl (yes this is messy). Add the flour-mix and your chips/nuts.
  6. Make 12 balls and sit them on a baking tray (with paper) with a good wide space in between them. Do not press them down.
  7. Bake the cookies for 18 min (use a stick or a fork to test them - they are done when the fork comes out clean)
  8. Let them cool off for a few minutes on the tray before moving them to a wire rack.
Recipe Notes

Source: Nigella