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PostHeaderIcon Anita’s Chocolate Cookies (Chockladsnittar)

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)!

PostHeaderIcon Alice’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies
American FlagI named this Chocolate Chip cookie recipe after the creator who was our neighbor when I was a child. One day I was at her house because she had a son that was my age that I played with often and as luck would have it, Alice had just finished baking a batch of Chocolate Chip cookies that were fresh out of the oven, smelled delicious and of course we were offered some. Man oh man were they good! I went home and told my mother about them and at some point she was able to get Alice’s recipe which has now been in our family for decades. Heavenly 🙂

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C margarine (Land o Lakes 100%)*
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C + 2 T flour
  • 1 T milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 C (6oz.) Nestle Semi-Sweet Morsels
  • nuts/raisins optional

Do this:
Preheat oven 375ºF
Cream the margarine, add white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add egg, milk and blend, then mix in flour, salt and baking soda. Stir in chocolate morsels by hand. Drop by tablespoon onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375º for 10-12 minutes, add additional time if using an air-bake cookie sheet. Leave cookies on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to cool on wire rack. Makes 2 1/2  dozen cookies.

*I had not made this chocolate chip recipe for several years and did not like the way they turned out recently as they were not flat and crispy like the original. After double and triple checking the recipe there was only one thing left… the brand of margarine.
I had been using Blue Bonnet margarine for baking and cooking and noticed that when it was heated in a pan for frying it would “spit”. After reading the label on the Blue Bonnet margarine I found that it had 80 calories per tablespoon with obviously water added which caused the spitting. It also affected the chocolate chip cookies in causing them to rise and be soft which I did not want. My last batch of the chocolate chips turned out much better by using Land 0 Lakes 100% margarine and does not “spit” when melting in a fry pan. Now I will only purchase Land o Lakes margarine for baking and cooking and I am so happy that I finally figured out the problem 🙂
Have you had a similar experience?

chococolate chip cookies
Fresh out of the oven homemade chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk – what could be finer!

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