Swedish Butter Cookies

I decided this year to try cookie recipes that aren’t the usual cookies and came across this recipe from The Food Network. I didn’t realize that I only had pink and blue sugars so instead of holiday-ish they turned into possibly baby shower cookies? The best part about these cookies is that they have cardamom in them and this makes a perfect hot tea dipping cookie that makes your tea taste like Chai tea! I used the recipe for the most part but had to cut back the cooking time because apparently my oven runs hot and also I used Kosher salt.


Swedish Butter Cookies
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Serves: 48
  • 2½ C. Flour
  • ¼ TSP kosher salt
  • 2 TSP ground cardamom
  • 1 C. unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 C. powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temp
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 1 TSP finely grated lemon zest
  • Colored sanding sugars
  1. Whisk the flour, cardamom, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Cream the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, then the lemon zest.
  3. Add the flour mixture until it forms a soft buttery dough.
  4. Shape dough into a couple logs 8X2 inches by wrapping them in plastic and rolling them inside the plastic. Refrigerate the logs until firm.
  5. Preheat oven to 325º F. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Spread your sugars all over your work space, then roll the log in the sugar and coat as much as possible. Cut the dough into
  7. Bake until golden around the edges, about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on racks. Store in an airtight container.


About Candace Reid

Candace Reid is the owner and author of My Serendipity Life. She is the mother of 3 and a college graduate having earned her Associates Degree in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management. an an AAS degree in Photographic Imaging from Lansing Community College. She also loves to blog about food, fun tech and travel. Email Candace