- 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Confectioners' sugar
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add syrup; mix well. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Divide dough into eight portions. Roll each portion into a 9-in. log.
- Place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into 1-in. slices. Remove to wire racks to cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Reviews forSwedish Butter Cookies
"This recipe is wonderful! During the holidays we top them with a halved blotted dry maraschino for the festive look."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"Excellent Recipe! I did drop cookies instead of bars."
"I love this receipe. I give it to my girlfriend for Christmas. Her Swedish grandmother used to make these cookies"
"They are awesome. You cannot eat just one. For being such a simple recipe, they are addictive:)"
"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."
"Yummy!! So delicious."
"Have to have a second cookie with this recipe."