Recipe: Christmas

Christmas Bread

My first-generation Norwegian mother always made Christmas Bread for the holidays. The difference between Julekake and Christmas Bread is that Christmas Bread is not as sweet. It is delicious toasted and makes good sandwiches, too, especially sandwiches with cheese. Try with cream cheese, too.

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Mothball Christmas Cookies

These cookies have a rich, buttery flavor, but they are not overly sweet.

As mentioned in the story “Good Things Come in Small Packages” from LeAnn’s book, Christmas in Dairyland

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Julekaga (Julekake)

There are several ways to spell Julekaga. Take your pick. Either way, it’s a wonderful addition to the Christmas holiday.

In addition to making lefse for Christmas, my mother made julekake and Christmas bread. The difference between julekake and Christmas bread is that julekake is a richer bread.

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Loretta’s Chocolate Bon-Bons

This recipe is featured in the story “Good Things Come in Small Packages” in LeAnn Ralph’s book, “Christmas in Dairyland”.

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Sweet Soup (Sot Suppe)

When my mother was a child, sweet soup was a traditional part of Christmas Eve, served cold with julekake, lefse, Christmas bread, or open-faced sandwiches. Sweet Soup is made with dried fruit and tapioca. Here is how my mother told me to make sot suppe.

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