Happy Birthday Finland

It's 6th of December, and we celebrate our Independence day here in Finland! Last year I made the festive birds, and wanted to try something little different this year. And what would be more Finnish than Moomins? I have a soft spot for these little guys...

It was my duty to make a dessert for our family dinner, and I baked some wonderful buns (normal bun dough and gingerbread dough rolled together, yummy!), and then I used my new Hattifatteners gingerbread cutter to make some festive treats!

And as our flag is blue-white, I wanted to decorate the cookies appropriately. And oh, even I am good at making things with my hands, a cake-decorator-queen I am not. But fun they were and tasty too - here's the proof:


Happy December 6th!


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Teje said...

Hi Mia! Happy Indipendence Day to you! I was waiting your post today - and it's beautiful! I love your buiscuits and all those lovely, Finnish blue white things! I shall have you in my mind when I have coffee from my red Unikko cup.
xxx Teje

Jane said...

Happy Independence day my dear Mia! Your Moomin biscuits are perfect for the occasion and obviously yummy too. Enjoy your evening,
Jane x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Happy Independence Day Mia!
You've certainly gone to town with your national colours, great looking biscuits and they seem to be going down well! ;)
Vivienne x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Happy Independence Day to you Mia! Love your cookies and the blue and white is perfect for Finland! Hope you had a great celebration with your family and HUSBAND!

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Teje!

We had great time, linnanjuhlat were festive and beautiful, and everything was just...so traditional Itsenäisyyspäivä-meininki :)

Wishing you happy days!


Mia said...

Thanks, dear Jane!

The Hatti's were a hit even they were suspiciously blue (sort of Smurff-blue shade even) and we had great time! Now the last busy-busy days and on Friday to Helsinki with sis! Yippee!

Have a wonderful week!


Mia said...

Thank you so much, Vivienne!

We had a lovely day, and both the buns and cookies were enjoyed greatly! The smallest of us ate the most of those blue biscuits I would say :)

Enjoy your week!


Mia said...

Thank you dear Robin!

Our Independence day has always been a family day, and this year was no exception. Lovely people, great food and some candles and those blue biscuits of mine...Just perfect!

Wishing you a wonderful week!


Anne said...

Happy Independence Day---love the old traditions and some new blue ones,also. I'm happy you could be with your family.

I know you are decorating for Christmas now. Time is flying....


Mia said...

I know, Anne, I cannot believe it's 8th of December already, the Christmas Eve is just around the corner! But oh, tomorrow we'll be traveling to Helsinki, I cannot wait! I wish you a wonderful weekend too!


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