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O in Virginia
Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 6:11pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Balletoman, did your try the ginger cookies yet?
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Oh, not yet! Been really busy with work lately... will try later on. But I'd better hurry, as my DH has been gobbling up sugar/transfat/wheat-laiden ginger cookies from IKEA Thanks for the reminder


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I have a recipe of my grandfather's for molasses cookies (he got it from the Times-Picayune newspaper years ago and tweaked it).  Now I'm thinking I'll tweak it further by substituting almond meal & some other kind of compliant flour for the wheat.  I've been meaning to try it for the past couple of weeks, but I hvaen't gotten around to it.  Maybe in time for New Year's, lol!  
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Janssens Temptation is a regular feature of Christmases in our mixed Scandinavian extended family, so when I saw this I was intrigued. I can't imagine the older folks going for all of the substitutions, but I think if it were me I would try the following:

Parsnips intstead of potatoes or Sweedes (Swedes RE  lot stronger than either of the other two vegetables, and if you didn't overcook the parsnips they would retain a sweeter flavor and a texture closer to potatoes.

Butter for the oil-- it will make your "milk" more milky. I'd probably thicken it with a bit of arrowroot too so it has the thickness of cream. There is a whoelgrain rice milk our Kroger carries that isn't sweetened or flavored, so I would use it. I CAN'T do much cream, it makes me snotty within 20 minutes of ingesting, so I useually save my cream credits for whipped cream on deserts. But if I could I might to a combined cream and substitute cream thing. The flavor is really hard to replicate.

Use anchovies if they don't bother you. I love them, eat them VERY occasionally, and they "make" this dish-- in fact if there is one flavor that carries this dish that is it. I think anyone who is fond of it would forgive most of the other substitutions if there were anchovies in it!
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Bekki, thanks for sharing. It's interesting to know that this tradition is being carried through in America as well. I might have to try the subs again next Christmas as I failed in the past one. The idea of using butter is an interesting one and it would probably make my dish less runny. The real thing without subs was a big hit again though and I did have two pieces.... used up all my quota and then some


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About cream.....I, too, love it.  In fact, just got a tub of Brown Cow yogurt, and ate three spoons of the cream off the top, and have been feeling heavenly ever since.  I understand that yogurt is only a two or three times a week thing, but I will have a difficult time with that if it is in the fridge.....


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So I had re-visited this thread looking for Christmas butter cookies, thinking some one might have experimented and posted.

Has anyone done this?

In my Dad's Danish household is was always a big part of Christmas. Also he loves plum and figgy puddings... Anyone tried these?
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