Butter Cookies (Swedish)

Wendy Moyer

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@WendyMoyer

These were a staple of holiday cookies at my childhood. My great grandmother, grandmother, mom & I would make them together and as child I had the job of using a thimble to make the perfect dent to fill with sparkling jellies.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Serves:
50 or more
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
butter
1 c
sugar
1
egg - well beaten
2 tsp
vanilla
4 c
flour
1 tsp
baking powder

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 400 or 375 convection
2Lightly butter cookie trays with tin foil lining
3Cream butter well
4Add Sugar and cream well again
5Add Egg and Vanilla and cream once more
6Wisk Flour and Baking Powder together briefly (or sift)
7Add Flour Mix to Butter Mix gradually until you have a smooth dough
8Form into small balls
9Press balls down with either thumb or thimble to make a nice dent in the middle of each - dip finger or thimble in flour when needed for a clean release.
10Fill each dent with a jelly, colored sugar or candied fruit of your choice. Grape jelly, strawberry jelly and apricot are favorites.
11Bake for 8 to 10 min until lightly browned then move to cooling rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids