How To Make Easy Swedish Raspberry Cave Cookies ☕ Hallongrottor

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In the 1800’s, ladies in Sweden had coffee parties or in Swedish “kafferep”. It was a must at the coffee parties to have a cookie plate of 7 or more “småkakor” (little cookies) to serve the guests. The Swedish Raspberry Cave Cookies “Hallongrottor ” was one of the cookies to make. The Raspberry Cave Cookies are still very popular in Sweden.

There are all sorts of Swedish Raspberry Cave cookie recipes to try. A typical Swedish Raspberry Cave Cookie has a vanilla flavor with a raspberry preserve center. Typically the vanilla ingredient is either of vanilla sugar or ½ vanilla pod + 1 tsp sugar. As well the preserve is many times made of raspberry or lingonberry too.

Here our Raspberry Cave cookie recipe has 6 easy to find ingredients. It is a really fast and easy recipe to make. I usually have the two sticks of butter out on the counter when I start making the recipe. That way the butter is slightly soften and easier to work with when mixing it into the flour mixture. As well I used vanilla extract because I happen to have this in my kitchen cabinet. However vanilla sugar is very common to use too. In the future, we hope to make several other Swedish Raspberry Cave Cookie recipes with a variation of ingredients. We hope you like this simple version! 😀

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Swedish Raspberry Cave Cookie Recipe – Hallongrottor
🍪 Ingredients 🍪
2 sticks (226 G) butter / smör
2 cups of flour /mjöl
1 teaspoon of baking powder / bakpulver
1/2 a cup of sugar / socker
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla sugar/ vaniljsocker
raspberry preserves / hallonsylt

Instruction:
-Preheat oven at 400°F / 200 grader
-Have 2 sticks of butter (which is the equivalent of 226 grams or 8 oz or 1 cup of butter) out on the counter so it softens up slightly and will be easier to work with.
-Mix flour, sugar, vanilla and baking powder together in a bowl. 🥄
-Cut the 2 sticks of soften butter into chunks and add to dry ingredients. Mix well using your fingers or a pastry cutter.
-Roll the dough into logs. Cut the logs into even slices.
-Roll each slice into a ball and place on a baking tray.
-Using your finger press into each ball.
-Fill each cookie with a teaspoon of raspberry preserves / hallonsylt
-Bake for 12- 15 minutes.

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-Let the cookies cool on a rack.

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-Serve with coffee, tea or even a glass of milk. ☕ 🍴 🎈

 

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Brune kager – Brown Cookies – Christmas cookies


Do you celebrate Advents each Sunday in December?  These cookies are our family favorite to have during Advents. 
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter or 16 tblsp   
  • 3 1/2 cups sifted flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Combine molasses, brown sugar and butter in a pot.
  2. Heat and cook 4 minutes then cool to lukewarm.
  3. Mix the flour with the rest of the ingredients and stir 1 cup of it into the pot.
  4. Stir in remaining flour.
  5. Roll out on a lightly floured surface approx. 1/8 inch thick or thinner.
  6. Cut out with cookie cutters.
  7. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Optional place an almond in the center of each cookie.
  8. Bake at 375 F for about 5 minutes.
  9. Watch closely so they don’t burn

 

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Napoleonshatte (Marcipanhatte) – Napoleons Hat – A Danish Cookie Recipe


These cookies are a treat to eat.  However, I don’t recall my mother ever making these cookies in her home. Instead, it is one of those cookies that we always bought at a Danish bakery.  Now a days, I enjoy both baking and eating these delicious cookies.  I like to make these cookies during the holidays.

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz Marzipan
  • 3 oz sugar 
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 1/2 oz butter
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp ice cold water
  • 5 oz. semi-sweet chocolate

Directions:

  1. Break up butter into flour and add powdered sugar, egg yolk and to flour mixture. Mix until a smooth and press it together to form a dough ball. Place dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool. 
  2. Roll the dough out to 3 mm thickness. 
  3. Cut out circles using a glass approximate 3 1/2 – 4 inch in size. 
  4. Roll a small ball of marzipan and place in center of the round dough circles.
  5. Lift up dough circle and marzipan ball and gently squeeze edges closed using your thumbs and index fingers to form three points (like a Napoleon Hat). Place it on the buttered and floured baking sheet or a parchment paper. 
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet.
  7. Melt approx. 5 oz. dark or semi-sweet chocolate over a water bath. 
  8. Once cookies are cooled, dip each corner and bottom of the cookies in the melted chocolate. Place it on parchment paper to let the chocolate set.

Did you know the Napoleon Hat cookie was named after French Napoleon Bonapart in the mid 1800’s.  At that time French sounding names were in vogue in Denmark.

 

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Joulutorttu – Finnish Christmas Prune Jam Tarts

Pastry Ingredient:

  • 15 oz/425 g unsalted butter; cubed, at room temperature
  • 15 oz/425 g light ricotta (cream cheese or cottage cheese)
  • 3 1/3 cup of plain flour
  • (or buy puff pastry from the store)

Pastry Instruction:

    1. Mix butter and flour together to form a crumby consistency.  
    2. Add ricotta and mix until it comes together. 
    3. Roll into a ball and place it in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.

      Filling Ingredients:

      • 1 lb pitted prunes
      • 4 tbs or half a cup of sugar
      • 1-2 cups water – or just enough to cover the prunes in a medium sized saucepan

      Instruction to make the Jam:

      1. Add prunes, water and sugar to a pan.  Bring it to the boil, reduce heat and simmer until the prunes have completely softened (approx.15minutes). 
      2. Stir to ensure the prunes do not stick to the pan.
      3. Keep an eye out for how much water you need.
      4. If you want a smooth texture you can puree the jam or mash the prunes with a fork to a chunkier texture.

        Instruction to Make the Tart:

        1. Divide pastry dough into 2 portions. Roll the first portion out (place 2nd roll in refrigerator).  
        2. Use flour sparingly to ensure the pastry dough does not stick to the board.
        3. Cut the pastry into squares (or use a square cutter).  Make diagonal cuts in each corner of every square about halfway to the center, leaving the middle of the square uncut for the jam. 
        4. Place a teaspoon of jam into the center of each square and fold the pastry to make a star.
        5. Bake at 400F for approx. 8-10 min or till a little golden.

        Serve with either coffee, tea, or milk.  Enjoy!

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        Pebernødder – Danish Peppernut Cookies – A Delicious Danish Christmas Cookie


         
        Ingredients:

        • cup sugar
        • 1 1/3 cup flour
        • 8 tbsp butter
        • 1 egg
        • 2 tbsp milk (or cream)
        • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
        • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
        • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
        • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (white if available)
        • 1/2 teaspoon ginger

        Instruction:

        1. Preheat oven to 400°F
        2. Mix flour, sugar, spices and baking powder.
        3. Crumble the butter in the mixture and add the egg and milk.
        4. Gather the dough until smooth and divide into 2 equal portions.
        5. Place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
        6. Roll each portion into a long thin roll, approx.l 1/2 inch in diameter.
        7. Cut the roll into small pieces (about the size of a hazelnut).
        8. Roll into small nuts (approx. 60 pieces).
        9. Place the ‘nuts’ on buttered and floured cookie sheets 
        10. Bake for 8-10 minute.
        11. The pepper nuts can be stored in the cookie jar for 1-2 weeks.

         Serve with either coffee, tea, or milk.  Enjoy!

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        Jødekager opskrift – A Classic Danish Holiday Cookie Recipe


        These cookies Jødekager are very common in Danish bakeries and homes.  As a child our family always served these cookies at big family parties.  These are an old fashion cookie with great flavor.  It is almost impossible to just eat one cookie.  Below is the cookie recipe with a yummy cookie topping.  First step is make the cookie.

         


        Cookie Ingredients:

        • 4 cups flour
        • 15 tblsp cold butter
        • 1 1/2 sugar
        • 2 egg yolks
        • lemon zest of 1/2 a lemon
        • 1/2 tsp of ground ginger

        Cookie Topping:

        • 1 whipped egg
        • 1/3 cup of white sugar 
        • two teaspoons of ground cinnamon
        • chopped almonds

        Kitchen Utensils:

        • bowl wooden spoon 
        • grater 
        • glass
        • pastry blender
        • measuring cup and spoons
        • rolling pin
        • baking sheet
        • parchment paper (optional)
        • whisk 
        • wooden spoon
        • food processor (optional)

        Cookie Instruction:

        1. Grind lemon peel on a grater to get the lemon zest.
        2. Mix flour, sugar, lemon zest and ginger and crumble the mixture with the cold butter, so it has the consistency of grated Parmesan.  You can use either a pastry blender or your hands. (you may use a food processor too).
        3. Mix the egg yolks into dough mixture with a wooden spoon.  Then use your hands to continue combining the ingredients.
        4. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
        5. Knead into a homogeneous dough without too much kneading.
        6. Shape the dough into a roll.
        7. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for 2 hours or leave it in the freezer for approx. 1 hour.
        8. Roll dough out and cut out cookies with a glass or roll the dough into a sausage and slice it with a knife. 
        9. Place the cookies on a buttered and floured baking sheet.
        10. Beat an egg to make an egg wash. 
        11. Brush the cookies with the egg wash.
        12. In a small bowl mix sugar and cinnamon.
        13. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on the cookies.
        14. Finally sprinkle the chopped almonds on top.
        15. Bake at 400F or, until light brown (about 6-8 minutes).
        16. Remove immediately from baking sheets. Transfer the cookies to wire racks for cooling.

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        Scandinavian Rosette Cookies A traditional homemade Christmas cookie recipe for Jul

        It’s not Christmas (Jul) without both making and eating the traditional Rosette cookies. YUM! These Scandinavian cookies are delicious, deep-fried, and melt in your mouth. 

        Some people like to sugar the bottoms and other people sugar the tops.  If you flip it upside down, it looks a little fancier and sugar these that way. The sugar catches the sides and it gives the cookies a bit more contrast.  If you sugar the top of the rosette cookies, it looks like a touch of snow.  However, either way the rosettes will still taste great!  Which way do you usually serve the rosettes with sugar on the top or bottom?

        Ingredients: 
        • 1 cup milk
        • 1 tsp sugar
        • 1/8 tsp salt
        • 1 tsp vanilla (or almond extract)
        • 2 eggs
        • 1 cup flour
        • vegetable oil for frying
        • sifted confectioners’ sugar to sprinkle  

        A few flavoring ideas:

        • Substitute lemon extract or vanilla sugaring

          Kitchen Utensils

          • rosette iron star- or flower-shaped
          • measuring cups and spoons
          • large mixing bowl
          • whisk
          • thermometer

          Trivia:Did you know that in Swedish rosette cookies are called struva? 

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          Instruction:

          1. Combine milk, eggs, sugar and salt vanilla extract; beat well. Add flour and beat until smooth. 
          2. Heat a rosette iron in deep, hot oil (375 degrees) for approx. 2 minutes.
          3. Drain excess oil from iron. Dip in batter to 1/4 inch from the top of the iron, then dip iron into hot oil (approx. 375F degrees).
          4. Fry rosette until golden, approx. 30 seconds. Lift out; tip upside down to drain. With fork, push rosette off iron onto a paper towel.
          5. Reheat iron 1 minute; make next rosette.
           

          When you are ready to serve these cookies, sprinkle the rosettes with confectionary sugar (optional cinnamon sugar or sugar) and jam on the side. You might want to use a sifter if you use confectionary sugar to avoid clumps of confectionery sugar plopping onto the cookies.  Instead if you use a sifter, it will look more smoother.  Also if you sprinkle the confectionary sugar too early, these cookies will get soggy. So you it is best to sprinkle the sugar just before serving.

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