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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. 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.
  3. Bake at 300° for 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 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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Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

Crunchy, slightly sweet, buttery, mmmm delicious..... these were actually quite easy to make - I was worried about rolling the dough out but it was very cooperative! I put a bit of flour on my worksurface before rolling out.

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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

Yummy!! So delicious.

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