Butter Cookies (Swedish)

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Wendy Levier

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

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Yum! These are the perfect thumbprint cookies. The dough is buttery and barely sweet; similar to a shortbread thumbprint cookie. Filling the well with your favorite sweet jam is what adds sweetness to the cookies. Not only are these delicious, but they're also easy enough to make so the kids can help prepare them. We used strawberry and blackberry jam and loved the flavor combination with the cookies. These thumbprints will be a pretty addition to a Christmas cookie tray. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
50 or more
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

How to Make Butter Cookies (Swedish)

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 400 or 375 convection. Lightly butter cookie trays with aluminum lining.
  2. Cream butter well. Add sugar and cream well again.
  3. Add egg and vanilla. Cream once more.
  4. Wisk flour and baking powder together briefly (or sift).
  5. Add flour mix to butter mix gradually.
  6. Combine until you have a smooth dough.
  7. Form into small balls.
  8. 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.
  9. Fill each dent with a jelly, colored sugar or candied fruit of your choice. Grape jelly, strawberry jelly and apricot are favorites.
  10. 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
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Swedish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids



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