Vaniljkakor (Swedish Vanilla Cookies) from Food.com: This is one of my favorite cookies. It's from my Swedish Grandma. They are very simple, but I think that's what I like about them. Very tender and rich.
I have been making these for years from Swedish chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Aquavit cookbook. Although his list of ingredients and proportions are essentially the same as the coconut cookie recipes in common Swedish cookbooks his method is a bit different and I really like the result. I prefer to flatten the drops of batter before baking them so the cookies get really crisp and golden. More like chips than cookies.
Whether you call these by Swedish Heirloom Cookies or by many of their other names (Snowballs, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes), you just need to try this cookie recipe. The buttery almond flavor melts in your mouth!
Kringla - My dad (b. 1921) told me his mother (100% Norwegian) would make these for Christmas when he was a little boy. They are a short bread cookie, not too sweet, excellent for dipping in a glass a milk too :)