My mom was a busy baker this weekend. I think she was inspired after I'd been to a afternoon visit at a friends. My darling, sweet friend Lotta served the guests Glögg, coffee and tasty Swedish treats. Her father owned a bakery in Sweden for 40 years. I think she's a fantastic baker and learned much from her dad.
I was happy to eat a few of my moms dream cookies after supper tonight- crunchy, sweet, almost like a sugar cookie.
You will need need to purchase bakers ammonia and vanillin socker before you can bake these however. (once you purchase, they last almost forever) I believe the German market at Pike Place sells these items, or you can order them on Amazon. It's worth it. I've included the link to order below.
1 cup butter, softened
1/3 vegetable oil
1 1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanillin socker
1 teaspoon bakers ammonia
2 1/2 cups flour
pearl sugar for the tops
In a large mixing bowl, mix the ingredients in the order given. Chill the dough for a short time. Roll dough into small balls, dip the tops into pearl sugar and press lightly down on a cookie sheet. Bake at 325' degrees for 25 minutes.