Do you recognize what these children are doing?
They're making sandbakkeler! A sandbakkel is a type of Scandinavian cookie that I had all the time while growing up but that Susan first made last year (remember?). Tomorrow is the annual Northern Plains Ethnic Festival, and our local lodge of the Sons of Norway will have a booth at which we will sell Norwegian baked goods. So Susan was a baking fiend yesterday and put the children to work helping her . . . and that includes our neighbors Madeline and Jack (in the photo above), who were over to play. Here's what they made:
sandbakkeler ["sand tarts"], like shortbread cookies made in a tin mold