I got this fantastic vintage cookbook from a stash my aunt brought up for a family party we had. It once belonged to my (100 % Swedish, off the boat) grandmother. The cookbook was originally published in 1955. Love it.
I decided to delve into it for my Sunday Kiss the Cook treat. And they were delicious.
|I love the Viking Ship illustration!|
Scandinavian Brown Sugar Cookies
1 c butter, softened
3/4 c brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg yolk
2 c all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 375. Cream together butter and brown sugar, and then add in egg yolk. Add the flour, 1/2 c at a time. Scoop the dough into small balls (I use my cookie scoop) and place about 2" apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Using the back of a fork, flatten the balls to make a hash mark. (The original recipe called for adding a pecan or walnut half onto the top of these cookies. I had neither, so they were plain. And deliciously so.)
Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool on the baking sheets for a couple minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool entirely.