Swedish Dreams

20161130_092814_resizedA little Christmas Treat right from Sweden.  Several years ago Ankarsrum sent me a wonderful Recipe Book at Christmas..  Tufvehult by Lena Goransson.  Lots of wonderful recipes in it but these Swedish Dreams will literally melt in your mouth the moment you bite down on them. Of course these were made with an Ankarsrum in the recipe by them too:-) A really nice simple treat which is often a welcome change from all the fancy items at this time of year.

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Usually I do these with the Stainless bowl with Roller/Scraper but had some Kuchen rising in it so used the Plastic bowl and single whips.  Worked great but think even more melt in your mouth smoothness with  roller scraper combo thanks to the air that is incorporated.
Quantity:  I got about 60 small cookies. This recipe can easily be halved  if using the Plastic bowl.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Ingredients for a double batch:

  • 1 cup room temperature butter (not margarine)
  • 2 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup cooking oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 cups white flour

Cream the butter and sugar, add the vanilla and whip a bit more.  Slow down bowl and slowly add the oil. Add the baking powder and them the flour. Whip at a medium speed for a couple minutes. Shape into balls and flatten just slightly. If desired add a little Seasonal decoration.  Bake about 20 minutes. Remove from oven but allow to cool a bit before removing from pan as they are quite delicate when still warm. For a little variety add a bit of cinnamon or cocoa to your batter.  I like to add a bit of lemon zest to half the batch for a refreshing twist.

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