Dessert,  Recipe

Sven’s Swedish Christmas Cookies

These traditional Scandinavian cookies taste like Christmas. Buttery with hints of warm spices, they go perfectly with a hot beverage. I took the liberty of decorating with white piping which I believe is more of a German tradition. 

This dough is more workable after being refrigerated for at least one hour, but preferable overnight. 


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda

Mix ingredients together. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour. Roll out dough to 1/4″ thick. Cut out shapes and bake at 375 for 5 minutes.

Nerdy Tips

  • use confectioners sugar to roll out cookie dough instead of flour
  • the thicker the rolled out dough, the chewier the cookie. If you prefer crunchy cookies, try a thinner batch!

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