Swedish Dream Cookies

Swedish Dream Cookies


"Delicate melt in your mouth almond coconut cookie. Baker's ammonia (ammonium bicarbonate) is also known as hartshorn. It is an old form of leaving that was mainly used before the arrival of baking powder. During baking it releases an unpleasant odor, that does not affect the taste of the cookies. It can be found in drugstores and some specialty baking stores"


servings 140 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 140 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and butter. Gradually add sugar and almond extract. Mix on high speed for 10 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve the baker's ammonia with the boiling water, adding the water a little at a time. Add this to the butter mixture.
  4. Stir in the flour and coconut . Mix well.
  5. Drop cookies from a teaspoon onto a well greased cookie sheet. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 9 to 11 minutes. Cookies should be set but not brown. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing.
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  1. 8 Ratings


I had the opportunity to find out exactly what hartshorn does for a recipe, since I accidentally forgot to bring it with me to the beach, where I first tried this recipe. The results of that ba...

If you cannot find baker's ammonia (hartshorn) locally you can purchase it through the King Arthur Flour website (kingarthurflour.com). It does make a difference especially in the crispness of ...

What a wonderful cookie! Sweet, crunchy, and full of the taste of almonds and butter. This should really bring back the use of hartshorn.