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Anita's Chocolate Cookies (Chokladsnittar)
Swedish FlagThis is by far one of the best tasting chocolate cookies ever and is my youngest sons favorite after trying them recently. The recipe comes from Anita my mother-in-law in Sweden and they are always made in our kitchen by my husband. The Swedish name for this cookie is Chockladsnittar. Direct translation is “chocolate dainties”.
The only ingredient you may not have in your cupboard is the Swedish pearl sugar that is sprinkled on the cookies but can easily be found in most specialty food stores or online.
Now — on with the recipe for these exceptional cookies.

Makes approximately 50 cookies

Ingredients:
14 T Land O Lakes margarine (1 – 3/4 sticks)
1 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 T unsweetened Cocoa powder
3 T corn syrup
1 1/2 C flour
2 tsp baking powder

Top
1 beaten egg
Pearl sugar

Do this:
Cream margarine then add the sugar and vanilla and blend. Add the remaining 4 ingredients and blend thoroughly with electric mixer.
Place cookie dough on floured surface and form into ball. Work the dough with your hands for a short time. Take a portion of the dough and roll between your hands to make a rope the length of the cookie sheet. Place 2 of the rolled dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten each with your fingers.
Beat one egg and brush a light coating of the egg wash on the dough with a pastry brush. Sprinkle the dough with pearl sugar and bake in 300º F oven for 11 minutes. If using an air-bake cookie sheet you may wish to bake an additional 2-3 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 3-5 minutes and cut with knife into 3 inch wide portions. Continue to cool on cookie sheet for another 10 minutes before removing with spatula. They will be slightly crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle — yum!

Creamed MargarineCream the margarine using an electric mixer

Anita's Chocolate Cookies (Chokladsnittar)Add the sugar and vanilla to the creamed margarine and blend with mixer. Then mix in the cocoa, syrup, flour and baking powder

Anita's Chocolate Cookies (Chokladsnittar)Remove dough from bowl and form into ball

Anita's Chocolate Cookies (Chokladsnittar)Work the dough with hands to blend all ingredients

Anita's Chocolate Cookies (Chokladsnittar)Take a portion of the dough and roll into a rope the length of the cookie sheet

Anita's Chocolate Cookies (Chokladsnittar)

Anita's Chocolate Cookies (Chokladsnittar)Place 2 rolls on each lightly greased cookie sheet

Beaten eggBeat one egg

Anita's Chocolate Cookies (Chokladsnittar)Lightly brush egg wash on flattened dough with pastry brush

Anita's Chocolate Cookies (Chokladsnittar)Sprinkle with pearl sugar

Anita's Chocolate CookiesBake in 300º oven for 11 minutes

Anita's Chocolate Cookies (ChokladsnittarAllow to cool for 3-5 minutes and cut into 3 inch pieces

Anita's Chocolate Cookies (Chokladsnittar

Anita's Chocolate Cookies (Chokladsnittar

Anita's Chocolate Cookies (ChokladsnittarNow it’s time to sit down with a plate of your Chokladsnittar and enjoy them with a cup of fresh brewed coffee (nybryggt cafe) or a glass of milk (mjölk)!

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