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Nov 11, 2007 07:52 PM

Swedish Christmas Recipes

My Mom died recently and took many recipes with her. I want to be able to make some of the Swedish cookies and things she made this holiday season.
Any help would be appreciated!

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  1. Do you know the names of things she used to make? There's alot of special Swedish Christmas foods, even if you don't know the name, you could describe the recipe. There's more than a few good Swedish cooks here on chowhound, and we'd love to help you! WildSwede will hopefully pop into this topic soon, she's the Swedish Cooking QUEEN! Not much she dosen't know about things Swedish. (plus, she's one of the nicest people on CH)

    Sorry to hear of your loss, BTW.

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    1. re: Honeychan

      Hi! I am very sorry to hear of your loss. What a sad time for you and your family.
      I will give you whatever help you need.
      Thank you Honey, you are too sweet. We definitely have to get together sometime.
      There are many Christmas foods. We always have Janssons Frestelse (Janssons delight - potatoes, onions, anchovies, cream) - did you have that? There are many cookies. As Paul mentioned below, there are the Spritz and Rosettes. If you can describe what you are looking for, I am sure a plethora of wonderful CHers will leap to your assistance (myself definitely included)!! ;-)

    2. very sorry for your loss. was there a particular cookie or other recipe you were looking for? i can find something for you if there was something specific.

      1. Spritz cookies were the ones my parents made at Christmas to remind them of their heritage. Did your mom leave you a cookie press?

        Rosettes are another one requiring a special tool