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Swedish Butter Cookies

 Swedish Butter Cookies
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
36 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min./batch


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


  • 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.
  • 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.