Swedish Christmas Cookies

These cookies are deliciously edible – BUT are known for becoming ornaments on Christmas trees.

  • 4 cups cake flour or 3-1/2 cups Pillsbury all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp. milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • vanilla extract

Cream sugar and butter well, then add eggs and beat. Add vanilla. Sift flour and baking powder together and add to dough alternately with milk. Roll in wax paper and chill, then cut. Dip your cookie cutters in flour to make things easier. Roll the dough out on a floured surface and cut your favorite forms. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350°F. Frost when cool.


  • 1 egg white
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla

Beat well together, then frost cookies. Decorate and dry in a very slow oven.

– Irene Bergman