I’ve never been to Sweden, nor have I had to overwhelming desire to travel there until I ate Swedish Lace Cookies. Normally, oats freak me out. I would rather be stuck in a crowded elevator for a few hours than eat oatmeal and believe that granola is an awful addition to yogurt. I encountered Swedish Lace cookies by accident and am happy we had the opportunity to meet.
These are not your traditional American Christmas Cookie but their light taste and somewhat-healthy ingredients hold a place on my cookie tray for years to come. They are easy to make, delicious, and will surprise your holiday guests. Why not switch it up a bit this year and add a new cookie to your Christmas routine?
Picky Eater Approved Swedish Lace Cookies:
2 1/4 cup Quick Cooking Oats
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
Mix ingredients and let stand overnight at room temperature. The next day, add the following ingredients and mix well:
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon molasses
3 tablespoons flour
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat oven to 350F. Drop dough in 1/2 teaspoons, 2 inches apart on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (this is very important! If you don’t use parchment paper the cookies will stick to the pan and fall apart when you try to get them off. Trust me, it’s worth the investment!) Bake for 6-7 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand until cook before removing from parchment paper.
Pickin’ Your Brain:
- What’s your favorite dessert from a different country?