My mother’s friend, Iria, gave me this recipe. It smells of Christmas and is typical in Finland, she says. You can make gingerbread men or any shapes you like (and there are many cutters available — trees, bells, hearts, birds, cows, flowers). I think these are lovely to dust with icing sugar, wrap up and put in a beautiful wrapped box for a gift. They are not too spicy — but very Christmassy. If you make holes in the biscuits with a skewer when they have just come out of the oven, you can thread them with ribbon or string and hang them on your tree as decorations.