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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 Easy Nacho Cheese & Beef Dip

Easy Nacho Cheese Dip

American FlagQuick and easy Nacho Cheese dip for a tasty snack or as a side dish with you summer picnic. This recipe originates from New Mexico where I lived for a short while many years ago. Nice place to visit but I was not crazy about living in New Mexico as I like to be surrounded by lots of green grass and trees! Sorry, don’t meat to offend anyone… just my opinion.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 oz. Velveeta Cheese
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 16 oz. Picante Sauce (Medium)
  • 1/4 C milk
  • Tostido Corn Chips

Do this:
Brown the ground beef in a large saucepan on medium-high heat. Once browned, lower heat and add cubed Velveeta cheese stirring until melted. Add cream of mushroom soup (undiluted) to meat mixture and stir to combine. Now add the Picante sauce and the milk. Bring to a slow simmer for a few minutes and serve with corn chips. I like to pour the dip on my chips or you may place the hot dip in a bowl.

Nacho Cheese Dip Ingredients

Browning ground beefBrown the ground beef in a large saucepan on medium-high heat.

Ground beef and Velveeta CheeseLower heat then add 8 oz. cubed Velveeta cheese and add to ground beef. Stir until melted.

Nacho Cheese DipStir in undiluted Cream of Mushroom soup, picante sauce and milk. Simmer for a few minutes and serve with corn chips.

Nacho Cheese Dip and corn chips

PostHeaderIcon Mother’s Lemon Squares

Mother's Lemon Squares
American Flag These lemon squares are addictive! You can’t eat just one. The tartness of the lemon and sweetness from the sugar make these a winner.

Ingredients:
Makes 16

Crust:

  • 1/2 C Land o Lakes margarine
  • 1/3 C powdered sugar
  • 1 1/3 C flour

Top:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 3 T flour
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • grated rind of 1 lemon

Do this:
Cut margarine and let sit for 15 minutes or so to soften. Add the powdered sugar and flour and blend like pie crust with pie cutter. Press evenly into 9×13 cake pan and bake for 15 minutes in 350º oven until delicately brown. While crust is baking, beat the eggs and add sugar, flour, grated rind and the juice from one lemon. Pour this on hot crust and bake another 15 minutes or until delicately brown. Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar. Cool and cut into squares. The center will be soft until cool.

MargarineCut margarine and let sit for 15 minutes to soften
Cutting flour into margarineCut the four and powdered sugar into the margarine using a pasty cutter

blended crustCrust will resemble pie dough

Lemon Squares CrustNow dump the crust into a 9″x13″ cake pan

CrustPat the crust evenly on the bottom of cake pan and bake 15 minutes in 350º oven

EggsPrepare the top while crust is baking. Blend 3 eggs with electric mixer

TopAdd sugar, flour, grated lemon rind and lemon juice to eggs and beat with mixer. Pour onto hot bottom crust and bake another 15 minutes in 350º oven

Lemon SquaresTake out of oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar

Mother's Lemon SquaresCool and cut into squares

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