Swedish Hallongrottor Cookies (Raspberry Caves)


Hallongrottor translates to "raspberry caves" and are popular Swedish cookies. Just about every one of my friends who has tasted these cookies has requested this recipe, so I figured why not share it with everyone. Very easy and yummy!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 cup butter

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar

  • 16 teaspoons raspberry jam, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 16-cup muffin tin with muffin liners.

  2. Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Add flour, vanilla sugar, and baking powder; beat to combine.

  3. Divide dough in half and divide each half into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place a ball of dough into each prepared muffin cup; make a small indentation in the center of each dough ball with a flour-coated thumb. Fill each indentation with a teaspoon of raspberry jam.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden brown, about 20 minutes.


You can find vanilla sugar in specialty shops or in some grocery stores. I also know IKEA carries boxes of vanilla sugar in their food market as well.

I have made these cookies with lingonberries, currants, and/or other berry-flavored jams which also work well.

I recently tried to make these half the size using mini-muffin papers and I think I prefer them in the smaller size as they are just easier to eat. You just need to adjust the baking time to 13 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
12g Fat
26g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 20mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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