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Swedish Tea Cookies

Swedish Tea Cookies

DIANE HARP

Sandwich cookies perfect for an afternoon tea party.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 68 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cut 1 cup of the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the cream and form the dough into a ball.
  3. Roll dough out 1/2 inch thick and cut with a small round cutter. Roll cut circles in granulated sugar and place on ungreased cookies sheets. Prick cookies a few times with a fork.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool before frosting.
  5. To Assemble: Frost bottoms of half of the cookies and place the remaining cookies on top to make sandwich cookies.
  6. To Make Buttercream Frosting: Beat 1/2 cup of the butter until fluffy. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar. Beat in the evaporated milk and the vanilla. Adjust milk and confectioners' sugar amounts to get buttercream to a good spreading consistency.
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Reviews

INDIGO184
37
12/9/2006

These are great cookies that I've been making for years. I think the recipe should say 'roll to 1/8th of an inch in thickness' as opposed to 1/2 (which would give you really thick cookies). Sometimes the dough is too dry to roll easily- feel free to add as much cream as necessary to get a dough of good rolling consistency- otherwise, the cookies will have a tough texture. Also, MAKE SURE to prick the cookies! One time I didn't, and they blew up like balloons.

MEGANB52
14
11/23/2006

These were so good. I understand what the other reviewer was saying, but these are tea cookies so they should not be too sweet. We really loved them!

Lindsay
10
11/26/2005

overall the cookies were okay. The frosting was really good but the cookie just had a really weird texture. It didn't have much flavor either so i added some almond extract. Good, but bland.