Swedish Butter Cookies

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Christmas goodie #7 are Swedish butter cookies.  I love these cookies.  I grew up eating these throughout the year, my grandma would make them just for me.  Aren’t I special 🙂  They are really simple to make.  I think we have a trend going here with these easy holiday cookies.  Don’t let that fool you though cuz these cookies are oh so yummy with their melt in your mouth butteryness.

Swedish Butter Cookies

They also have a hint of maple syrup in them.  Normally I don’t drizzle them with icing or sprinkle them with sugar but I wanted to dress them up for Christmas.  Just something simple to make them look a little more festive.  In the off season I just dust them with a little powdered sugar.

Swedish Butter Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Servings: 6
Author: Countryside Cravings
  • 1 cup butter no substitutes softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar. Add in maple syrup and mix well.
  3. In a small bowl combine the flour and baking soda. Gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Divide dough into 8 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 9" log. Place on an ungreased baking sheet 3" apart. Bake for 20-25 minutes or just until lightly browned on edges.
  5. Cut into 1" slices and remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. May dust with powdered sugar.

Swedish Butter Cookies

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