Gingerbread Cookies and Lucia Rolls with Saffron. This is a “must” in Sweden and Norway for Christmas. At Lucia, 13th December in Sweden we also eat Gingerbread Cookies and Lucia Rolls. Here on my blog I have receipts for both Gingerbread Cookies and Lucia Rolls that are great tasting. At the end I am giving you the link to the Lucia Rolls with Saffron.
2 ½ dl brown sugar
¾ dl syrup (light)
¾ dl water
150 gr butter
1 tbs ground cinnamon
1 tbs ground ginger
1tsp ground cloves
8 dl flour
1 ½ tsp bicarbonate
Mix the sugar, syrup, spices and water in a pot on the oven. Heat until the sugar and syrup has dissolved in the water. Add the butter and let it melt.
Take the pot off the oven and let it cool off without stirring.
Add the bicarbonate and ¾ of the flour. Mix the dough to a smooth paste. Let the dough rest packed in plastic wrap. You could let it rest for some hours or even until the next day in a little cool place.
Baking the cookies:
Set the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
Work the dough smooth on the table. If it is soft add the remaining flour while working it with your hands.
Use a roller to roll the dough thin and cut cookies with gingerbread cake cutters.
Put the cakes on baking paper on the baking tray. This will let you remove them easily when baked.
Bake for about five minutes or watch them carefully to see when they are done.
Cool off on the tray before you remove the cakes.
When cooled off you put the cakes in a cake box or in the freezer.
Lucia Rolls with Saffron
Visit my other link for the receipt of the best Saffran Rolls!