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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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 400 or 375 convection
2
Lightly butter cookie trays with tin foil lining
3
Cream butter well
4
Add Sugar and cream well again
5
Add Egg and Vanilla and cream once more
6
Wisk Flour and Baking Powder together briefly (or sift)
7
Add Flour Mix to Butter Mix gradually until you have a smooth dough
8
Form into small balls
9
Press 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.
10
Fill each dent with a jelly, colored sugar or candied fruit of your choice. Grape jelly, strawberry jelly and apricot are favorites.
11
Bake 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