December 13 is the feast day of St. Lucy (or St. Lucia). In Sweden, her feast day is marked with celebrations. Young girls dress up as St. Lucy and these traditional St. Lucia rolls are made. So here is the recipe.
This dessert recipe is an Assumption activity to celebrate the Assumption of Mary. Each part of the recipe represents something about the feast. You can use your favorite shortcake recipe. Or use the simple recipe below which uses biscuit mix as a shortcut. This can be a fun group activity and a tasty way to celebrate the Assumption of Mary. Use the time while the shortcakes are cooling to talk about why we celebrate this day.