Vaniljkakor Cookies

Recipes / Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Every Thursday my family attends a Life Group from our church. We love going to Life Group because it’s more than just a Bible Study—it’s living life in fellowship with other believers.

Part of our Thursday night gathering is a complete dinner which everyone contributes to. Some people bring entrees, some bring sides, and there is usually a dessert. Each week there is a different theme so everyone knows what kind of food to bring, and a couple weeks ago the theme was Swedish food! Having never tried Swedish food to my knowledge, I had no idea what to do.

I jumped onto Pinterest, of course, and searched for Swedish desserts. There were so many beautiful creations, but many of them looked time consuming or involved ingredients I’d never heard of. That is, until I found a recipe for Vaniljkakor! I had all the ingredients AND they looked delicious. Spoiler alert: they were SO YUMMY. Enjoy!

Vaniljkakor (Swedish Vanilla Cookies)
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 1C unsalted butter, softened
  2. 2/3 C powdered sugar
  3. 1 large egg yolk, whisked
  4. 1 T vanilla
  5. 2.25 C sifted flour
  6. assorted jams
  7. powdered sugar for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter. Slowly add sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add whisked egg yolk and vanilla. Once combined, slowly add sifted flour* until well mixed.
  4. Roll dough into one-inch balls and place onto a prepared cookie sheet. Cookies don’t spread out too much, but make sure they are not too close together.
  5. Make an indention in the center of each cookie. (The handle end of a spoon works well for this.)
  6. Scoop a small amount of assorted jams into the indentions of each cookie.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until pale golden yellow.
  8. Let the cookies cool, then sift powdered sugar over each one.
  1. *To measure flour, sift some into a bowl and then measure it.
  2. The jams I used were blackberry, strawberry, and mango/guava/passionfruit.
Adapted from Genius Kitchen
Adapted from Genius Kitchen
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Hello! I am a work-at-home mom to twin girls and a canine. I’m learning what life looks like when you surrender to God. Passionate about parenthood, marriage, and all things coffee!


2 Replies to “Vaniljkakor Cookies”

  1. Something fun, from the Netherlands, are poffertjes. You can buy the mix online and the little pan to cook them in. We love them! These look awesome!

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