Traditionally in Germany before Xmas women are wildly baking cookies.
In Finland we normally just bake this one sort of Xmas goodies,
Better known in a Swedish home decoration company as "Annas Pepparkakor".
I made the dough this afternoon.
Cannot really remember if I've ever done that before.
Above: mix brown sugar and butter.
Sugar, butter and hot Finnish syrup.
Spices added: cloves, bitter orange, etc. and some soda.
Finally the flour.
In between checking emails and facebook ...
the dough has to rest in the fridge until tomorrow.
Ta-daa-ta-daa, Designervanillekipferlchen are ready!
Finnisch für Anfänger:
JOULU = Weihnachten / Christmas
PIPARI = Plätzchen / cookie