Recipe 15: Teaspoon cookies

Teaspoon Cookies - A traditional Swedish cookie often served around Christmas time in the north, but they're just as good now in autumn - www.hyperbrain.me


Creative October is full on here but I felt like mixing up this month a bit with a new recipe. Well, not very new to be honest. It’s actually a classic recipe of cookies often served for Christmas in the north of Sweden, but I had never tried making them myself.

Teaspoon cookies are, just like the name suggests, formed with the help of a teaspoon. This gives them an almond like shape that looks very pretty. I used an apricot jam for the filling, but it would also work with a jam made from other fruits or berries. Just make sure that it’s not too liquid or your teaspoon cookies will fall apart.
Teaspoon Cookies - A traditional Swedish cookie often served around Christmas time in the north, but they're just as good now in autumn - www.hyperbrain.me
The verdict for these cookies are that they are very tasty, but slightly difficult to eat. They tend to split when you bite into them, but I can live with that. And no need to wait until Christmas to bake them. Try them out today already!

If you want to print this recipe, check out the end of this post where I have added a printable recipe card.

Swedish Teaspoon Cookies

Baking time including preparations: ca 40 minutes
Portions: ca 40 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 200 g butter or margarine
  • 2 dl sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 dl wheat flour
  • A pinch of salt if using unsalted butter
  • Firm jam or fruit jelly for filling

Preparation:

Turn on your oven at 175°C.

Melt the butter in a pot until golden, almost turning brown. Add the salt if using unsalted butter.
Teaspoon Cookies - A traditional Swedish cookie often served around Christmas time in the north, but they're just as good now in autumn - www.hyperbrain.me
Pour it into a bowl, add the sugar and vanilla sugar and stir until the mix cools down.

Mix the flour and the baking powder and add to the butter-mix.
Teaspoon Cookies - A traditional Swedish cookie often served around Christmas time in the north, but they're just as good now in autumn - www.hyperbrain.me
The dough will turn out slightly crumbly but will work fine anyway.

Use a teaspoon and your thumb to form the teaspoon cookies.
Teaspoon Cookies - A traditional Swedish cookie often served around Christmas time in the north, but they're just as good now in autumn - www.hyperbrain.me
Bake them in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes.
Teaspoon Cookies - A traditional Swedish cookie often served around Christmas time in the north, but they're just as good now in autumn - www.hyperbrain.me
Allow the cookies to cool down, then spread some jam on the flat side of one cookie.
Teaspoon Cookies - A traditional Swedish cookie often served around Christmas time in the north, but they're just as good now in autumn - www.hyperbrain.me
Then place another one on top and they’re done.
Teaspoon Cookies - A traditional Swedish cookie often served around Christmas time in the north, but they're just as good now in autumn - www.hyperbrain.me
Serve with a big cup of tea or coffee.

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Teaspoon Cookies - A traditional Swedish cookie often served around Christmas time in the north, but they're just as good now in autumn - www.hyperbrain.me
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Swedish Teaspoon cookies
Yields 40
Teaspoon cookies are a classic Swedish cookie often served at Christmas time in the north. You form the dough with the help of a teaspoon to get the characteristic almond like shape.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 200 g butter or margarine
  2. 2 dl sugar
  3. 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  4. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  5. 4 dl wheat flour
  6. A pinch of salt if using unsalted butter
  7. Firm jam or fruit jelly for filling
Instructions
  1. Turn on your oven at 175°C.
  2. Melt the butter in a pot until golden, almost turning brown. Add the salt if using unsalted butter.
  3. Pour it into a bowl, add the sugar and vanilla sugar and stir until the mix cools down.
  4. Mix the flour and the baking powder and add to the butter-mix.
  5. The dough will turn out slightly crumbly but will work fine anyway.
  6. Use a teaspoon and your thumb to form the teaspoon cookies.
  7. Bake them in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool down, then spread some jam on the flat side of the cookie and place another one on top.
Adapted from from an old Swedish cookbook
Adapted from from an old Swedish cookbook
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Veronica is the founder of Hyperbrain.me. With one foot in the past and one in the future she takes inspiration from older aesthetics and ideas to apply them in updated form today. She is passionate about teaching timeless skills and believes that the world needs more polymaths.

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