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Pebber Nodder (Danish Christmas Cookies)

Submitted by: YAC2004 
These cookies are like little bites of Christmas. Cinnamon and cardamom flavor these little shortbread nuggets. 
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Danish Peppernut Christmas Cookies (Pebernodder)

Submitted by: Milk Teeth 
Living In: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Spicy cookies are a beloved Christmas treat in Denmark and throughout Scandinavia where expensive spices were traditionally reserved for special holiday foods. These tiny (nut-free) butter cookies burst with flavor from cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. 
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Speculaas

Submitted by: ICECATS 
I believe another name for Windmill Cookies is Speculaas. The spices "speculaaskruiden" make this cookie so distinctive and were imported centuries ago from the far east.  
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Norway's Best Pepper Cookies

Submitted by: Karen Nacke 
All Norwegian homes "must" serve at least 7 kinds of cookies at Christmas. This recipe is different from other pepperkaker recipes on this web site because it calls for cream and does not use eggs. 
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Icelandic Pepper Cookies

Submitted by: Gudny Bjorg Kjaerbo 
These cookies are baked for Christmas in every home in Iceland. 
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German Cut-Out Cookies

Submitted by: jill 
A great cut-out cookie that does not need to be refrigerated before cutting. Cut into shapes to suit any holiday.  
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Jan Hagel Cookies

Submitted by: Robin 
Jan Hagel cookies are a Dutch Christmas tradition and are made with nuts, egg, sugar, and butter. 
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Brown Sugar Cut-Out Cookies and Icing

Submitted by: MGRIFFIN1 
Yummy brown sugar cut-out cookies from a tried-and-true recipe handed down through the generations. 
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Norwegian Butter Cookies

Submitted by: Raymond 
Excellent as either drop cookies or cookie press cookies. Try using lemon extract in place of the vanilla for a citrusy punch! 
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Spicy Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies

Submitted by: Deb C 
Living In: Peabody, Massachusetts, USA
In my efforts to use the abundance of zucchini in my garden I concocted this little cookie. I prefer my oatmeal cookies to have a little jazz, so if you are not a fan of ground cloves they can be omitted. It's a not too sweet cake-like cookie that is perfect with your cup of coffee or tea. 
 
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