Licorice, Meringue, Cookies

Licorice Meringue Cookies: An Easy How To Recipe With Video

When I received a request to make homemade licorice meringues, I was really excited to make these. First of all, because I love all things licorice.  I probably eat licorice candy each day.  As well I thought it was a fun and easy way to jazz up meringue cookies.

Several years ago, when I was in Copenhagen, I was shopping in the department store called Magasin.  It is a grand old department store that my family has shopped at for many generations.  Located near the Royal Ballet Theater and a gorgeous old hotel called Hotel D’Angleterre. Inside the multilevel store, I found the delicious licorice brand called John Bulow.  It had almost like its own kiosk or pop up store space.  We purchased all kinds of licorice candies to bring back to the US.  I probably purchase 3 or 4 bags of licorice goodies.  As well we purchased a few things to use for cooking including licorice powder.  So, I happen to have licorice powder that came from Denmark. I have been meaning to make licorice recipes from scratch using the licorice powder. So this was perfect timing for me to make licorice meringues.

Meringue Cookies are easy to make! Here is our recent Youtube video that we did recently.  Take a look or following along while reading the written recipe below.


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Freshly baked homemade Licorice Meringue Cookies

Licorice Meringue Cookies are really easy to make. You can add food coloring to give these a fun twist if you are planning to have a party or to celebrate a holiday. For example, if you plan to celebrate Fastelavn, try making these black by adding black food coloring. Black Licorice Meringue Cookies would be fun to make for a Fastelavn theme party for sure! If you want to make these for Valentine’s Day then add pink coloring food.

Serve these cookies with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk.

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Swedish Oat Crisp Cookies

Swedish Oat Crisps – Havreflarn

Around the 1850’s Sweden experience wealth and growth with agriculture, manufacturing, and construction.  One of the items that was being traded was oats. As the  Swedish families wealth grew a new social etiquette developed. A Swedish tradition developed into ladies have coffee parties with a tray of seven cookies  (kakor).  The social etiquette was to have seven cookies on the tray.  If Swedish housewife made less than 7 cookies they were stingy.  If they made more than 7 cookies, it appeared the ladies were showing off.  The availability of oats it seems natural that it was used as an ingredient with cookies such as the Havreflarn cookies.

One of the new social etiquette were lady coffee parties became part of the way of life.  Ladies had to make 7 cookies on a tray.  If they made less than 7 cookies they were stingy.  If they made more than 7 cookies, it appeared the ladies were showing off.

Swedish cookies on a cookie tray

Havreflarn are traditional Swedish flat crisps cookies based on oat flakes.  These are much thinner than the American oatmeal cookies.  We truly enjoy the truly buttery chewiness that this cookie offers.  This recipe is so simple and only requires 5 ingredients.  Most of the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen.  I just had to buy the light cream but the rest of the ingredients I already had. So not having to buy special ingredients made it easy for me to make these cookies.


The cookies might not have the perfect circle shape. Instead the cookies might have more of a  rustic look.Swedish Havreflarn cookies on a tray

Keeping with Swedish tradition serve these cookies with a tray of seven cookies with coffee.  However, these cookies taste great with a glass of milk too.

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