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Scandinavian Drops

This traditional recipe has been in the family for years. Every Christmas, friends and family expect to see these attractive and delicious cookies on the table. I always happily oblige!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    5-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup jam or jelly


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Roll into 1-in. balls. Beat egg whites until foamy.
  • Dip each ball halfway into egg whites, then into walnuts. Place nut side up 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Fill with jam; cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 133 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • chiefs35
    May 24, 2011

    Wonderful recipe! They were easy to make and my family loved them.