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.