Last Sunday, I had the great opportunity to participate in a long-time tradition of my visiting family by helping to make their annual Christmas cookies. This was also the first Sunday of Advent, which is a common date for Danish families to get together in some way despite their non-interest in Christianity. It was a day full of julehygge that reminded me yet again how much I will miss Denmark. (Pictures here!)
Around 12:00 PM, I biked over to Sanne and Flemming’s house. My “sisters,” Sara and Nina, were there along with Sanne’s nephew Jonas and niece Trina. Other trickled in during the day, including Sanne’s nieces Maria and Stina, Stina’s boyfriend Thomas, Stina’s mother Annie, Annie’s mother, and Sanne’s other nephews Thomas and Christopher. It was quite a full house.
In the process of kneading, rolling, and cutting shapes into the cookie dough, we made what looked like over 150 short bread-type cookies. Sanne just kept making the dough until all the flour and eggs were gone. Once the cookies were baked and cooled, we decorated them with icing and sprinkles to [Continue reading]