The women of Scandinavian countries bake cakes & cookies for special occasions. Traditionally they are decorated with designs made on carved stamps handed down from one generation to the next. These decorated cakes & cookies are offered to friends during the Christmas season, at weddings, christenings, & other festive occasions.
L to R: A Rycraft 2" Keep-It-Soft for softening brown sugar, a Rycraft
2 1/2" craft stamp, and two Rycraft 2" cookie stamps.
Roll a 1" ball of dough in the palm of your hand, place it on a cookie sheet, then press down with the Keep-It-Soft, craft stamp, or cookie stamp using a rocking motion to work all the dough into the design on the stamp, then gently release. Then bake. See our Recipes page for Eleanor Rycraft's original recipes and tips for baking.