Donuts / Doughnuts

Donuts came to America via Dutch settlers, but the typical ring shape was invented in the US. The hole allowed the donuts to cook faster and more evenly, plus it cut down on the amount of dough and thus increased profit! In fact, the hole used to be a lot …

American Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies were invented by Toll House Inn owner and chef Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1938. They taste amazing with ice cream! Sugar cookies and snickerdoodles (my favorite) are other American classics definitely worth trying.

Kulich (Russian Easter Bread)

This sweet, soft bread is reminiscent of the Italian Christmas bread Panettone, but is traditionally served in Slavic countries during Easter.

Semla (Swedish Lent Bun)

Swedes will go to almost any lengths to get a hold of this delicacy that used to be available only before Lent and served primarily on Shrove Tuesday. These days bakeries start selling them shortly after Christmas because they are so popular. Sweet bread filled with almond paste and whipped …

Swedish Sandwich Cookies (Singoalla & Ballerina)

These are two of the most popular cookies in Sweden made by Göteborgs kex (IKEA sells copycat versions, too). My cookies may not be identical, but pretty close in flavor and consistency. Yum!!

Swedish Ginger Snaps (Pepparkakor)

This recipe is absolutely amazing! The dough is so incredibly easy to work with and the cookies come out really flavorful and crisp.
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