Monday, November 26, 2007

cuttin' it up + you're invited


i've been preparing and freezing cookie dough for this coming sunday.

speaking of cookies, my mom doesn't bake cookies for xmas anymore, so i asked if i could have the cookie cutters she's had as long as i can remember. just seeing these shapes again makes me smile (so sentimental). i remember the pepparkakor baking my mom and i did when i was little—how hard it was to get the dough super super thin. the clacking sound our rolling pin made when it hit the dough. the vigor with which my mom struck with the roller.
all the dough i ate! all the poor men's arms and legs breaking off in the oven (especially that smaller man {see above}, the brother in the gingerbread family in my mind). and this song of course:

vi komma, vi komma fran pepparkakeland, pa vagen vi vandrar tillsammans hand i hand, sa bruna, sa bruna vi aro alla tre, korinter till ogon o hattarna pa sne
translation: we're coming, we're coming from gingerbread cookie land, on the road we wander together hand in hand, so brown, so brown we are all three, dark currants for eyes and hats on top askew.

this is where the cookies (not homemade pepparkakor, but other homemade kinds), homemade glogg and homemade art + wares will be on sunday:


Mati, Annie, Jenifer, Kayoko, Armani, Shash and Heather doesn't have a site (yet), but she makes lovely knitted hats, scarves and socks!

(now i have that echo and the bunnymen song in my head where they sing, spare us the cutters!)

4 comments:

jenifer74 said...

yay for sunday :) maybe you can sing us all that song too! (i'm kidding of course)

SCAREDY-CAT said...

oh, you make me want to bake pepparkakor! i'd always like to buy all the nice cutters i see, but i very rarely buy cookies of any kind. my mum has some kind of tradition of baking the pepparkakor for christmas on the independence day (december 6th), which sadly means i usually can't be there to help her. and i think part of the fun is eating some dough... :)

gracia said...

Those cookie cutter shapes are sweet, aren't they? Not being in anyway good in the kitchen, I use mine as ornaments strung up with striped ribbon.
take care, g xo

Lina said...

Mina pepparkaksgubbar (och alla andra former utom cirklar och möjligtvis hjärtan) tappar alltid armarna redan när man ska pilla upp dem från bakbänken och lägga dem på plåten. Så jag har lagt ner pepparkaksbaket :) (synd att saffran är för dyrt för en student, annars kan man ju baka lussebullar). Men formarna är verkligen fina!