Sunday, June 26, 2011

Recipe: Scandinavian Brown Sugar Cookies

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.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure a cookie recipe could get any simpler than it, lol.

    Also loving that you referred to her as your " (100 % Swedish, off the boat) grandmother"....awesome! <3