Butter Cookies (Swedish) Recipe @pinch

Yum! These are the perfect thumbprint cookies. The dough is buttery and barely sweet; similar to a shortbread thumbprint cookie. Filling the well with your favorite jam is what adds sweetness to the cookies. Not only are these delicious, but they are also easy enough to make that the kids can help prepare them. We used strawberry and blackberry jam and loved the flavor combination with the cookies. These thumbprints will be a pretty addition to a Christmas cookie tray. These were a staple of holiday cookies in my childhood. My great grandmother, grandmother, mom, and I would make them together. As the child, I had the job of using a thimble to make the perfect dent to fill with sparkling jellies.

butter cookies (swedish)
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Recipe Cuisine: Swedish Recipe Category: Cookies Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) butter (3 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 - egg, well beaten
  • 2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
Intructions :
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (or 375 degrees F convection). Line baking trays with aluminum lining
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter well. Add sugar and cream well again
  • Add the egg and vanilla. Cream once more
  • In a separate bowl, whisk or sift together flour and baking powder
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture while mixing
  • Combine until you have a smooth dough
  • Form the dough into small balls
  • Press down on the balls down with either your thumb or a thimble to make a nice dent in the middle of each. Dip your finger or thimble in flour when needed for a clean release
  • Fill each dent with a jelly, colored sugar, or candied fruit of your choice. Grape jelly, strawberry jelly, and apricot are favorites
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Move to a cooling rack.

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