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Swedish Sugar Cookies


A light, delicately crisp cookie good for holidays or just because.

Rate this recipe 3.8/5 (11 Votes)


  • 1/2 C soft butter
  • 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 C sifted flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 8mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

In large bowl mix butter, sugars, oil, egg & vanilla. In separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder & cream of tartar. Gradually stir into butter mixture. Chill overnight. Preheat ovem to 350*. Roll dough into small balls about 3/4". Roll balls in colored sugar & place on parchment or silicone lined baking sheets about 2" apart. Flatten balls with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake 7-9 minutes till edges are golden. Remove from pan to racks to cool completely.


These are too delicate to ship well.

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  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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