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Swedish Butter Cookies Recipe
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Swedish Butter Cookies Recipe

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It's impossible to eat just one of these treats. Naturally, they're a favorite with my Swedish husband and children—but anyone with a sweet tooth will appreciate them. My recipe is "well-traveled" among our friends and neighbors. —Sue Soderland, Elgin, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 94 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add syrup. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Divide dough into eight portions. Roll each portion into a 9-in. log. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into 1-in. slices. Remove to wire racks. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Swedish Butter Cookies in Country Woman March/April 2001, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 94 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"I used 5 oz. of AP Flour per cup. I used Unsalted Butter so I added a pinch of Kosher Salt. I added 1/2 tsp. of Butter/Vanilla and 1/2 tsp. of Princess Baking Emulsions in addition to the Maple Syrup.. I creamed the Butter and Sugar together for a good 4-5 minutes. Weighed out each "log" at 3-1/4 oz. Baked at 300 for 30 minutes until just barely getting golden around the edges. While still on the baking sheets, immediately sprinkled with Sparkling Sugar and lightly pressed into the tops. Cut into 1" pieces with a pizza cutter, then onto a cooling rack. They were just perfect. Cooled, then into an airtight container. Reminds me of my grandma's butter cookies. The Baking Emulsions really do add another taste dimension to these. This is a keeper recipe."

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"A BIT CONFUSED WITH THIS RECIPE. THE PICTURE LOOKS LIKE BARS, BUT YOU SAY TO ROLL INTO LOGS , BAKE AND THEN CUT??? WANT TO MAKE BUT DON'T WANT TO SCREW THEM UP."

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

"Excellent Recipe! I did drop cookies instead of bars."

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"I love this receipe. I give it to my girlfriend for Christmas. Her Swedish grandmother used to make these cookies"

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"They are awesome. You cannot eat just one. For being such a simple recipe, they are addictive:)"

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