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Ready for a little Swedish Strip(s)

swedish strips

It is the holiday season and I am a holiday baker so I figured it was time to start posting some Baking Posts. So without a word of a lie, tonight when we got home from work I started my baking while Kent was cooking supper.
First off the block ( or out of the book/recipe Box) Swedish Strips, Kents favourite. Figured if he was cooking yummy Tacos for supper I could start with cookies he loves.

swedish strips

These are very easy and very yummy and make very little mess, now that is what I would refer to as a win-win.
1 c butter ( can use shortening but I never do, not for Christmas Baking)   1 tsp vanilla (mexican is the best)
1 c brown sugar ( packed)                                                                       1 tsp salt ( i use sea salt)
1 egg                                                                                                       2 1/2 c flour

baking ingredients

1)Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy

cookie dough

2) add egg, vanilla and salt
christmas cookie dough

3) slowly add flour ( I find it better to add last cup of flour by mixing by hand, just my preference)

swedish strip dough

4) Place cookie dough on 10 x 15 cookie sheet ( no need to grease but I like to use parchment paper.
press flat to fill pan,  bake in oven 12-15 minutes at 350.

dough for cookies

5) Get topping ingredients ready

1 1/2 c Raspberry Jam ( or as much or as little as you need to cover the dough
2 tbsp icing sugar
1/2 c chopped walnuts
2 tbsp coconut shredded

6) Remove cookie paste and let cool for 10 minutes then spread the jam while base is still warm.
sprinkle nuts over jam, sprinkle coconut and then sprinkle icing sugar.

swedish strips

7) Let cool and then cut into strips, 1 inch by 3 inches and enjoy.

note if you prefer to use a 12 x 17 inch pan add:

 1/3 c butter
1/3 egg
1/3 c sugar
1/3 tsp vanilla
1/3 tsp salt
3/4 c flour

swedish strips

swedish strips

  • these look delicious!! thanks for sharing the recipe!

    cute & little

  • they are very good and very easy

  • I have never had these! They sure do look pretty. I love desserts with coconut! I plan on varying the recipe a little by leaving the walnuts-allergies!