Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas Baking

One of my favourite things about Christmas is all the baking. There are so many cookie recipes out there to try and for this post I wanted to share with you three of the treats I made this year. All these recipes are very quick and easy so everyone should be able to do these.

The first batch I made this year were small meringues, these are actually very easy and you only need 3 ingredients!


  • 3 egg whites 
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • Your choice of chocolate or any other sweets (I use chocolate chips and here in Iceland it's popular to put liquorice pieces in as well)
Whisk the egg whites 'til stiff peaks form. Gradually add in the brown sugar and then stir in the sweets.
Bake in the middle of an oven on 150°C for 20 minutes.

Secondly I made gingerbread cookies. This recipe is just something my mum found online and then changed it a bit. Also very easy and such a good recipe for the family to bake together.


  • 500 g flour
  • 250 g sugar
  • 250 g butter or margarine
  • 375 g syrup
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 egg
Blend together all dry ingredients and then using your hands break the butter into the mixture. Add in syrup and egg and knead together. Flatten the dough and cut out cakes. Bake at 175°C for 10 minutes.

This last recipe is from a school book I had in my 5th grade cooking class. It's very easy and also very good.

  • 2 dl flour
  • 1 dl sugar
  • 1 dl corn flakes (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp grounded coconut flakes
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 50 g butter or margarine
  • 50 g semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 egg 
Mix together all dry ingredients exept for the chocolate. Grind the butter into the dough with your hands. Next, add in the chocolate and lastly the egg. Roll up into small balls, you should get around 50 cakes. Bake for 10-12 minutes in an 200°C oven.

That's all for this blogpost I hope you liked it and it will come in handy to you for some Christmas baking.

Stella xx

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