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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

Ingredients

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

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.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 94 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Reviews for Swedish Butter Cookies

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 245495
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2016

"I've been making these -- as a bar cookie in a 9"X13" pan -- since 2005. They are buttery, melt in your mouth delicious! Sometimes I use 1 tsp. vanilla extract and 1 tsp. corn syrup in place of the maple syrup. Either way, this is a wonderful recipe!"

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lilliputlady User ID: 8687407 241167
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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jeanskillet User ID: 7823831 232487
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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sherrilynk User ID: 6956333 29862
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

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

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tjmatheny User ID: 7578287 51265
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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mcc1611 User ID: 4414263 35032
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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germanycook User ID: 6411056 77045
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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ebers User ID: 2980393 204132
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"Yummy!! So delicious."

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Helen Poettcker User ID: 461350 51264
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"Have to have a second cookie with this recipe."

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kristinaweyrauch User ID: 4490850 35324
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"I make these over and over again."

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asouth User ID: 1670095 204131
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2008

"These have good flavor, but they are fragile. They crumble fairly easily.

Be careful not to over-bake. They brown quickly. I bake at 275º.
May need to add a bit more flour (1/4 cup)."

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RD2Cook User ID: 1012768 204130
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2007

"Easy to make with ingredients on-hand AND they're delicious! I always get complements on these and they go quickly!"

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