tasty treats: swedish dainties.

Every year, without fail, my mom, my little sister and a couple of girlfriends and I get together for a day of Christmas baking. While we generally attempt to make 12 to 15 different varieties of baked goods to hand out as gifts to friends, coworkers and the like, we decided to save our sanity this year and just focus on a handful of really great ones.

This recipe in particular is one that has been in the rotation since the very beginning of this tradition. The fact that it only has four ingredients deems it one of the quickest to put together and the hardest to ruin. The results are always delicious all the while remaining pretty and festive looking. It just isn’t Christmas until I pop one of these guys into my mouth.

What you need:
::1/2 cup butter
::1/4 cup sugar
::1 cup flour
::1 egg (separate yolk and whites)
::crushed pecans
::your favourite jam (I used my grandmothers homemade raspberry jam)

what you’ll do:
::Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
::Cream together the butter and sugar.
::Add flour and egg yolk. Mix well.
::Make small round balls out of the dough (around 1″ each)
::Dip the cookie dough balls in egg white and then roll them in the crushed pecans
::Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet spaced evenly apart, and bake them for 4 minutes.
::Remove the tray from the oven and, using a clean thimble, gently press a small hole in the middle of each cookie, careful not to press all the way through.
::Put the tray back in oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.
::Once cool, add a dollop of jam to the centre.

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COMMENTS (11)
11 Responses to “tasty treats: swedish dainties.”
  1. viv says:

    This look SO good!
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  2. I love these little thumbprint cookies! Equally as delicious with some ganache spooned into the center. :)

  3. hautecanada says:

    Looks delicious!! I have faith in all the tasty treats you recommend, because I’ve made the snickerdoodle cookies, that you gave us the recipe for, a number of times and they’re soooooooo yummy every time!!

  4. Yum! Thanks for sharing a family favorite, those are always the best kinds of recipes. It’s lovely how the egg yolk gives the cookie that rich color.

  5. Charlotte says:

    These look/sound delicious. Thanks for giving me something new to try out! xx

  6. I just love this time of year. There are so many reasons to bake or make something mouth watering to eat. I like to make all of baked goods for Christmas. I try to make a new treat for everyone as a gift but I have not found one this year that I really want to do. Any good suggestions? Thanks for the post. Happy holidays:)

  7. I’m basically spending my holiday break eating, so I think I need to muster up the energy to bake a few baskets worth of goodies that will ultimately end up in my belly. These look so good!

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