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Swedish Butter Cookies

It's impossible to eat just one of these treats. Naturally, they're a favorite with my Swedish husband and children—but anyone with a sweet tooth will appreciate these Swedish cookies. My recipe is "well-traveled" among our friends and neighbors. —Sue Soderland, Elgin, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 300°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add syrup. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Divide dough into eight portions. Roll each portion into a 9-in. log. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into 1-in. slices. Remove to wire racks. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 94 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • misscoffeepot
    Apr 27, 2020

    seems like there is confusion- this is not a bar cookie. This is a dough baked as logs- then sliced into 1 inch sections

  • Pam
    Jan 19, 2019

    Didn't change a thing, a very good recipe!

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 23, 2017

    This recipe is wonderful! During the holidays we top them with a halved blotted dry maraschino for the festive look.

  • KristineChayes
    Mar 15, 2016

    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!

  • lilliputlady
    Jan 6, 2016

    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.

  • jeanskillet
    Sep 8, 2015

    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.

  • sherrilynk
    Apr 10, 2014

    Excellent Recipe! I did drop cookies instead of bars.

  • tjmatheny
    Jan 2, 2014

    I love this receipe. I give it to my girlfriend for Christmas. Her Swedish grandmother used to make these cookies

  • DrDoom77
    Dec 31, 2012

    No comment left

  • mcc1611
    Oct 4, 2012

    They are awesome. You cannot eat just one. For being such a simple recipe, they are addictive:)