Lovely Swedish Dreams

A light and delicate Scandinavian cookie treasured by all ages To achieve this cookie’s famously delicate crunch, use a light touch. And use the secret ingredient, Baker’s Ammonia, a leavening agent common in many Scandinavian cookies and pastries. Lancello also swears by margarine, but butter produces equally ethereal results.

Lovely Swedish Dreams
Lovely Swedish Dreams

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Ingredients

  • 1/2

    cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 1/4

    cups sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/3

    cup safflower or canola oil

  • 1

    teaspoon of baker’s ammonia (also called “horn salt”) or 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 1/3

    cups flour

  • 1/4

    cup blanched slivered almonds (optional)

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Use 1 tablespoon of the butter to grease a few baking sheets. 2. In a large bowl, beat the remaining 7 tablespoons butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Continue beating while adding the oil in a slow, steady stream. 3. Combine the baker’s ammonia or baking powder with a tablespoon of the flour and fold into the mixture. Sprinkle half the remaining flour over the batter and use your hands to quickly knead it in to make a dough. Knead in the remaining flour. 4. Take a piece of dough about half the size of a walnut, roll into a small ball and press gently onto one of the baking sheets. The cookie should look rounded, not flat. If you like, press a slivered almond into the center. Continue until all the dough is used, leaving about 1 inch between cookies. Bake until firm, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.

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