Butter Cookies (Swedish)

Wendy Strawn


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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40 Min


How to Make Butter Cookies (Swedish)


  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.

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About Butter Cookies (Swedish)

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

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