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Swedish Dainties

Course: Dessert, Snack, treat
Servings: 24


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg separated & each lightly beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • pinch of salt
  • chopped walnut or pecans OR toasted coconut
  • your favourite jelly or jam
  • white chocolate wafers


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add beaten egg yolk and stir well to combine.
  • Sift flour and salt into mixture. Mix well.
  • Roll into balls the size of walnuts.
  • Roll balls in slightly beaten egg white and then in chopped nuts or toasted coconut. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Press thumb in each cookie to form a well.
  • Bake for 5 minutes. Take cookies out and press cookies with thumb again. Return to oven and cook for 10 more minutes.
  • Remove from oven. If you like turn a chocolate wafer upside down and gently press into each cookie. The warmth of the cookie will melt the chocolate a little. Top with your favourite jam or jelly while still warm.


I recently made these cookies and toasted both the walnuts and coconut making two versions some with white chocolate, some without.