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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15 Min
40 Min


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1 1/2 c
1 c
egg - well beaten
2 tsp
4 c
1 tsp
baking powder

How to Make Butter Cookies (Swedish)


  • 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.

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About Butter Cookies (Swedish)

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

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