Unna Bakery

COOKIE HISTORY: In Sweden a “kafferep” is a women’s only social gathering known since the mid 1800’s. Women enjoyed cookies, drank coffee and spent quality time together. The cookies were homemade and it was important with a nice mix of cookies at a beautifully set table. Preferably with a crocheted tablecloth, flowers and nice porcelain. However, the cookies were the centerpiece. At the time, this was one of few activities where women could meet without men and children present. Here women found something to be proud of and something to call their own. Some say this was part of the start of the Swedish women’s rights movement in the early 1900’s. The kafferep was the beginning of the “fika”- and café culture that thrives in Swedish homes and cafés today. Historically, the cookies were enjoyed with coffee but they are excellent for your afternoon tea, to pair with wine or champagne and of course with a glass of milk.

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