This box is at least 43 years old. The rubber band is not. 🙂
Inside this box are these tins.
My mother gave me these tins, in this box, the first Christmas I was married. I have used them every year for the last 43 years to make
sandbakkels, a Norwegian sugar cookie. I have written about them several times over the past nine years (link to a post). They are the one cookie that is made no matter what or where I am. I have been known to pack my tins when we go visit my son for Christmas.
They only have five ingredients. It is a simple batter. A batch does not take long to stir up (if your butter is at room temperature). Of course, the pressing the batter into the tins is time consuming. I divide the tins into three piles. That way one set is baking, one set is cooling, and the third set is getting the dough pressed in. Sometimes I feel like I am juggling, but the reward is the sweet buttery taste that is Christmas.
This weekend I will make my cookies. Wish I could share them with you. 🙂