Vaniljkakor (Swedish Vanilla Cookies)

Kelly Williams


This is one of my favorite cookies. It's from my Swedish Grandma. They are very simple, but I think that's what I like about them. Very tender and rich.

Photo taken by Leah's Kitchen.

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Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies
30 Min
15 Min


1 c
unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup
powdered sugar
large egg yolk
1 Tbsp
good vanilla
2 1/4 c
sifted flour, sift first then measure (*you must do this or you'll add too much flour)
1/3 c
raspberry or strawberry jam, or assorted
powdered sugar

How to Make Vaniljkakor (Swedish Vanilla Cookies)


  • 1Cream butter and sugar well. Gradually add sugar, and cream until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla and flour, blend thoroughly. Roll into walnut-sized balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Make a nice indentation in top of each cookie, I use the end (the handle end)of a wooden spoon for this. Put a little bit of jelly or jam into each indentation. Bake in 350ยบ oven for at least 15 minutes or til pale golden yellow.
    Cool, then sift powdered sugar over them.

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About Vaniljkakor (Swedish Vanilla Cookies)

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy