You have seen two of the weeks seven cookies. The third one is a chocolate cookie. In Sweden we name them “Chokladsnittar” (in English Chocolate canapés). 😀 This cookie is also very easy to make and very tasty!! It sounds like that most of the Swedish cookies are easy to bake, but I must say that it is absolutely true – they are easy to make! If you find the right recipe for making them… then they are just simple, delicious and very good to serve your guests with! 😀 Could it better?! For all you cookie monsters… and Sweden lovers… out there…I doubt that you would become disappointed if you bake them as the recipes provide!! 😀
Recipe (makes 20)
- 100 gr butter
- 1 dl caster sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
- ½ egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon water
- 3 dl plain flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
Brushing and Decoration
- egg white
- Swedish pearl sugar or chopped sweet almond
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Stir butter and sugar until fluffy.
Pour the cacao, vanilla sugar, egg yolk and water into the bowl and continue to whisk.
Thereafter, add the flour and baking powder. Work it all together until you get a smooth dough.
Let the dough rest in the fridge for five minutes.
Roll the dough into 2 lengths and put them afterwards onto the baking sheet. Flatten the lengths slightly.
Brush them with egg white and sprinkle the lengths with pearl sugar or chopped sweet almond.
Bake them in the middle of the oven for about 10 minutes.
When the lengths are warm, cut them into 2 cm pieces (cut the ugly edges off) and let them cool.
Before being served, let them become cold in the fridge, so they will get the perfect flavour.
You can store them in the fridge or in the freezer.
Happy Swedish Chocolate Baking! 😀