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Swedish Butter Cookies Recipe

Swedish Butter Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:36 servings


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


  • 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.

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.