7 Dec 2012

Swedish Tea Cookies



I loathe walking into malls around Christmas. I walk in and it's like a circus. Everyone in the mall is juggling at least 5 bags some even while also pushing their toddler in a stroller. I'm always tempted to walk over there and toss a treat into their mouth.




But the music. THE MUSIC.

Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas carols. At my house it doesn't feel like Christmas until we bust out the Anne Murray Christmas CD. There's nothing like the song "Christmas in Killarney" to get you ready for the big day. But when you're in the mall, at the grocery store, or even on the bus, I think we can take a break from this Christmas craze.


While this makes me sound like I am a serious Scrooge, there is nothing worse than listening to the instrumental version of "12 days of Christmas". Just imagine it! It's incredibly repetitive.




I needed something to calm me down. To get into the Christmas spirit without any Christmas music. And this was the perfect solution.





Adapted from AllRecipies
What you'll need:

Cookie:
-1 cup butter
-2 cups all-purpose flour
-1/3 cup coffee cream (light cream)
-1/3 cup white sugar

Filling:
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-1 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
-2 tablespoons whipping cream
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
    2.   Cut 1 cup of butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the cream until it resembles dough.
    3.   Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch in thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut them into circles, then roll them in the white sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheetsand prick the tops with a fork.
    4.   Bake for 8-10 minutes. Place on wire racks to cool.
    5.   Filling: Beat 1/2 cup butter with the confectioners' sugar, whipping cream and vanilla until light and fluffy.
    6.   When the cookies are cool, make sandwiches with the cookies and filling.


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17 comments:

  1. it looks great! i start feeling hungry now,hahah...
    thank you for sharing such a delicious cookie recipe :)

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  2. These are beautiful and delicious! Have a great weekend!

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  3. What a delicious cookie! Would love to eat a few!

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  4. Cathleen , here , even the streets are full of people ! And it's not only during the festive season :P :D Forget feeding them that wonderfully delicious cookies , throw some of that here instead ! lol

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  5. I've never met a sandwich cookie I didn't love! These look great.

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  6. These look so tasty, like exotic macarons :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  7. Perfect! You could probably easily play around with the filling too with a little mint or rose or whatever.

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  8. So true. The malls during this season is horrendous. I think I'm really getting old. I hate malls now and only go when I absolutely need to. I love these cookies... So simple and lovely!

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  9. What delicious little tea cookies!

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  10. Baking really calms me down too...love these cuties!!

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  11. I'm just starting to do my shopping list for Christmas cookies...I will be adding these to the list. YUM

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  12. What a pretty cookie! The filling looks particularly nice. And I'm with you on malls at this time of the year - I avoid them at all costs (thank goodness the internet makes shopping so easy!). Good stuff - thanks.

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  13. i hate walking around the mall christmas time too, it's so irritating because it's always so crowded. i think it's even worse after christmas. your cookies look awesome.

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  14. They look so..snowy!? Really suitable for Christmas :)

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  15. I`ve heard from my friends who`s worked at the mall how much they hate Christmas music because it`s played all day. LOL

    The cookies look adorable and so pretty. :)

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