As far as I am concerned, you can break out the glogg at any point after Sept. 1st. I've never thought of soaking the spices in aquavit, though. Sometimes I cheat and use the bottled glogg mix that you get at Scandinavian Specialties. . boy, do I miss Olsen's Foods this year! I also believe you can drink glogg as long as it is ski season- say, into March.
I am making Spritz cookies today- using my mom's old spritz press. I don't put anything on them, usually...but I'll make a batch with red or green sugar sprinkles. Actually, they are quire fast and easy to make.
I make krumkake as well- with the new electric krumkake irons, they make them twice as fast and two at a time, unlike the old cast-iron irons on the stove. (although I think the old fashioned irons make them a bit crispier and thinner.) With the cast iron one, I'd have at least one grease fire and burns all over my hands. Last year I was electrocuted by my (30 year old) krumkake iron- flash of light, big boom, knocked off my feet, had a headache like a spnial tap for a week.
Krumkake are in fact pretty fast to make as well. Cream wafers (above) take all day, because they are so tiny. But worth it!