Dream Cookies / Drömmar

These cookies are pretty.. well, Swedish, I suppose. They’re called Drömmar, which means Dreams. So I guess that’s what I’m going to be calling them. I honestly don’t know if they exist elsewhere. Feel free to call me out on bullshit if they do.

They are small, crispy and very sweet. Perfect for mostly anything I suppose. The traditional recipe calls for hartshorn salt, but as that stinks when you use it, I’ve modified it a little to use baking powder instead and that worked perfectly.

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It’s a really simple recipe and it takes about an hour and a half? Anyway, it makes about 60 cookies.

So, here’s what you’ll need:

200 g butter, softened
0,6 cup (1,5 dl) sugar
1 ½ tablespoon vanilla sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
about 2 cups (5 dl) flour

 

Now, begin with taking out the butter from the fridge and let it warm up so it becomes soft .

Turn the oven on to 300 °F / 150 °C and you’re good to start!

By the way, we just recently purchased an electrical mixer. Life is suddenly a lot easier in the kitchen, but of course everything can still be done by hand. It just takes some extra time.

 

When the butter is soft, mix it with sugar. They say until it’s fluffy, but I mean come on, this is sugar and butter we’re talking about. It never gets overly fluffy. Just mix it together.

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Take the vanilla sugar and baking powder in a bowl and mix with a little water. I guess it should be just on the right side of runny? That’s how I did it anyway, and that worked pretty well for me anyway. Then you beat that into the butter/sugar mixture.

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After that, mix in the flour. You won’t be wanting to use the electrical mixer for that though as it’s quickly becoming dough-y and yeah… Just don’t. Use a spoon or something.

 

So, dough! Take it out of the bowl and put it on a floured surface so you can work with it properly. Knead it and work in as much flour as you think you need (just so much so it doesn’t stick to your hands or the table. If it’s too much flour the cookies will become rock hard).

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Make teaspoon sized (small tablespoon sized? Or just measure out 60 of them in equal size) balls of the dough and put them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pop that in the middle of the oven and wait for about 20 minutes.

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Take them out when those 20 minutes have passed and, with the use of something flat (or not, I used a fork. That’s flat… -ish), press on then so they become flattened and start to crack.

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Transfer to wire racks for cooling down and you’re done!

See, very simple cookies, just like promised.

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~ by eldestminion on April 7, 2013.

2 Responses to “Dream Cookies / Drömmar”

  1. […] Dream Cookies / Drömmar (eldestminion.wordpress.com) […]

  2. […] chocolate, coarsley chopped 2 tablespoons lightly crushed vanilla wafers (or cookies, I used three Dreams from my previous recipe) ½ cup (50 g) coarsely chopped dried apricots ½ cup (50 g) marshmallows […]

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