A standard Swedish butter cookie recipe.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Cream the butter and 2 tablespoons of sugar until light and fluffy, then stir in the egg yolk. Add the flour and mix until well blended.

  • Combine the 1/2 cup sugar with the cinnamon. Roll the dough into balls the size of small olives and roll in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place cookies on a cookie sheet and press criss-cross with a fork until cookies are 1/3 inch thick.

  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until light brown.

Nutrition Facts

35.6 calories; 0.3 g protein; 4.2 g carbohydrates; 9.4 mg cholesterol; 13.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2009
This was such a good cookie! I made them at a gathering and they were gone in about 5 minutes! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2010
Cookie tasted alright and was easy to make but crumbled apart so much that most of the cookies were just crumbs getting them off the pan. Also needs something more to make them have a little more flavor. I made 2 batches not knowing that the 1st batch would be so bad that on the 2nd one I added more cinnamon. Read More
(5)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2009
This was such a good cookie! I made them at a gathering and they were gone in about 5 minutes! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
I am a foods teacher and I needed an emergency recipe so I made these and the kids loved them - they were super easy! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2010
Cookie tasted alright and was easy to make but crumbled apart so much that most of the cookies were just crumbs getting them off the pan. Also needs something more to make them have a little more flavor. I made 2 batches not knowing that the 1st batch would be so bad that on the 2nd one I added more cinnamon. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 2 stars
03/03/2007
For such an unhealthy mix of ingredients I expected a MUCH better cookie (egg yolk sugar butter = good? That's at least how it formulated in my mind). If you have an undeniable craving for butter this cookie is perfect. Otherwise the taste was lackluster and the texture was horrible (the final product is indeed crumbly -- too much so for my taste). I prefer a cookie you can actually hold onto without it disintegrating or affecting the manner in which it's consumed. With that said the height the cookies are placed in the oven is very important. Not too close to the fire or else you'll end up with black-bottomed uncooked egg/sugar/butter mash. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2006
This cookie was extremely simple to make. I made them with my toddler and he was in heaven. He loved rolling and smashing the balls of dough. Unfortunately the cookies are not as simple to eat. They crumble so easily you almost have to pop them into your mouth at lightening speed. As soon as that cookie hits your mouth though... yummy! The taste reminds me a little of the snow-ball cookies my mom used to make for christmas when I was little. I just wonder how to keep them from crumbling.... These are definately worth trying. Just be prepared for the crumble. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
10/05/2008
Taste was ok texture was to crumbly. I normally read the reviews. I did not just went by the stars. I will not make that mistake again. This is not a keeper recipe for me. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/31/2012
I think the ratio of flour to butter may be incorrect. I even cooled overnight and they still spread like crazy. Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
06/21/2014
Not Good. Would not make again. Didn't have cream of tarter so I tried this one. Cookies did not have much taste and were not very sweet. Only two tablespoons of sugar in mixture hmmm. Crumbled apart and were pretty dry. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2012
Mine came out together and not crispy I did leave it in the full 10 min maybe I should of taken it out at 8-9 minutes. The outside is yummy inside is bland thinking maybe next time to add a sprinkle of sugar/cinnamon inside of the 'dough'. Read More