The Girl Who Ate Everything

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Morten gave me a recipe for traditional Norwegian cookies called Sirupssnipper, which translates to something like "molasses collars" since the recipe calls for molasses and then you're supposed to cut them into collar shapes (photo on this page). Here's the recipe he translated:


  • 250 grams molasses
  • 125 grams sugar
  • 1 decilitre cream
  • 1 decilitre water

Boil and let cool

    500 grams flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt of hartshorn (it leavens the dough a bit)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon clove
  • a bit star anise
  • a bit rind from pomerang

Mix the dries with the now cool fluid and let is stand for 12 hours. Roll the dough thinly and make shapes like the collars of nice shirts* :) Decorate with almonds dipped in sugarwater.

Bake 200 C for 5-8 minutes


The kitchen is semi ready for DOUGH MAKING

I halved the recipe and omitted the sugar and used honey instead of molasses, so I'm already going to get cookies that probably don't taste like the real things. I also didn't have all the exact spices, nor was I sure what "a bit" was. And I didn't have baking powder (you can use the same amount to replace hartshorn, which is a leavener), so I used baking soda and put some lemon juice in the mixture because from what I learned in my foods class, you're supposed to balance baking soda with an acid. I wasn't sure how much to put in though, so I might have lemon honey cookies. Oh, also put in chinese five spice powder and a random amount of pepper because the only pepper I had was peppercorns in a grinder. Overall, I didn't mix the dry ingredients well because for some reason it just didn't occur in my brain to MIX THEM WELL (that would actually have to be in the instructions for me to remember, sadly). Since i've never eaten the real cookies before, I can't compare mine to the real thing. My dough is in the fridge now, sitting. I'll bake em tomorrow and tell you the grisly results.

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