Swedish Desserts for Christmas

I’m a creature of habit. In my family, we eat the same meals, buy the same products, and bake the same cookies and cakes. Once I find something that works – which means it’s easy to procure or prepare and my troops like it – I’m IN forever.

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Fortunately the holidays bless this conservative approach. Kids look forward to enjoying the same treats they had last year and the year before that. Meanwhile, those of us with our aprons on take solace in feeling in control. If, like me, new recipes scare and overwhelm you, then you won’t judge me for presenting two old favorites on the site today.

Swedish Butter Cookies

Our favorite butter cookies are so flavorful that the Swedish name for them is drömmar or “dreams”. My mother remembers her father popping them into his mouth whole. My kids sneak them out of the cookie jar, running out of the kitchen before I can stay “wait”! You can forego the almond on top if your house is nut-free. Once you get the hang of these, you can whip up a batch start to finish in less than an hour.swedish butter cookies

Christmas Cake Recipe

Moist and flavorful pumpkin cake never disappoints. You can sprinkle powdered sugar or drape a glaze atop this cake if you’re looking for something a bit more sweet and fancy. I cut the sugar from this recipe in half and my kids don’t seem to notice. It makes a great dessert and doubles as a healthy afternoon snack.christmas treats
Mamas, once you make this you won’t turn back! It will become sort of your holiday protocol – I promise!

swedish desserts

Happy holidays!


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  • mami2jcn

    Those cookies look so good!

  • Natalie

    I would love to try those Swedish butter cookies!

    • You should! They are so delicious!

  • EBT

    Looks yummy

  • slehan

    I like my mom’s divinity that she makes for the holidays.
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  • Stephanie

    It all looks so yummy!

  • shannon fowler

    The sweetish butter cookies look similar to the ones my mom used to make every christmas. I love anything made with pumpkin around the holidays. I also love making cinnamon streusel muffins christmas morning.

  • cynthiac

    I love baking traditional recipes for the holidays. I make biscotti and pizzelles from my Italian heritage.

  • dglitter

    I love any kind of butter cookie, and you can be sure I will try these!

    • Yay! Let me know what you think!

  • Lisa

    Great cookies!

  • Lasonda

    The butter cookies look delicious. I will need to try this recipe.

  • Pat Ferro

    all these cookies look amazing ! thank you for sharing and happy holidays!

    • Sure! Thanks for reading and happy holidays to you too!!

  • Holly B

    This looks so yummy!

  • Holly B

    Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • Antoinette M

    These desserts look yummy!

  • Cheryl Chervitz

    They all look very delicious.

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    The Christmas cake looks fantastic! I would love to try it!

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    They look delicious!

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    This looks great. would love to try this

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    Everything looks delicious!

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  • slehan

    I want to try your butter cookies. My mom makes divinity for the holidays.
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  • honeypie411

    I want to try this recipe.

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