Swedish Cookie Recipes

Bake Swedish cookies, like rosenmunnar or pepparkakor, for your next cookie plate with our trusted Swedish cookie recipes, with ratings, reviews, and baking tips.

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Rating: 4.58 stars
Swedish thumbprint cookies.

Swedish Angel Crisps

Rating: 4.79 stars
This recipe came from my great grandmother's family who came from Sweden somewhere near the end of the last century. NOTE: You can also add 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa to this recipe. It makes the cookies taste like brownie cookies.

Swedish Oatmeal Lace

Rating: 4.5 stars
Crisp, buttery lace rolls.

Swedish Cookies (Brunscrackers)

Rating: 4.36 stars
This is a recipe that my husband's nana has made for years. They are the easiest cookies I have ever made. The ingredients were harder to find than it was to make the cookies. They are like potato chips, you cannot eat just one!

Almond Kisses

Rating: 3.9 stars
A delicious, traditional Swedish cookie.

Swedish Rye Cookies

Rating: 4.38 stars
This cookie has been hung on the family Christmas tree for generations. Guests take a treat from the tree and sit down for a cup of cheer. The first request from family members who cannot be home for Christmas is that we send a box of these as soon as possible.

Cinnamon Cocoa Drops

Rating: 3.3 stars
Almond, cinnamon and cocoa add a flavorful combination to this Swedish cookie.

Dark Dreams

Rating: 4 stars
Light and crisp, almond flavored Swedish cookies.

Swedish Ground Almond Spritz Cookies

Rating: 4.19 stars
This is an authentic Swedish Almond Spritz recipe handed down through the family from Swedish Ancestors. It's the only recipe I've ever know that includes real almonds and not just almond flavoring. It's a delectable cookie!

Pepparkakor II

Rating: 4.44 stars
This is about as Swedish a cookie as you can find! The dough is rolled thin, and cut into many shapes, the most commonly used is the pig!

Traditional Swedish Pepparkakor

Rating: 4.36 stars
These thin, crispy spice cookies are a Christmas tradition in Sweden. They're usually cut into heart, flower or star shapes. Dusting your cookie cutters with flour will make it easier to cut the dough.

Swedish Cream Wafers

Rating: 4.56 stars
These are crisp and puffy sandwich cookies. The filling can be colored to match any occasion.

Inspiration and Ideas

Swedish Dream Cookies
Rating: Unrated
Delicate melt in your mouth almond coconut cookie. Baker's ammonia (ammonium bicarbonate) is also known as hartshorn. It is an old form of leaving that was mainly used before the arrival of baking powder. During baking it releases an unpleasant odor, that does not affect the taste of the cookies. It can be found in drugstores and some specialty baking stores
Chokladbiskvier (Swedish Chocolate Meringue Cookies)
Rating: Unrated
My Swedish mother's recipe is not easy, but the results are worth the effort! A delicate, almond and meringue base layer is topped with chocolate buttercream, then glazed with dark chocolate. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Swedish Wafers

Rating: 4.67 stars

These are very tasty and easy to prepare.