Swedish Rye Cookies This cookie has been hung on the family Christmas tree for generations. Guests take a treat from the tree and sit down for a cup of cheer. The first request from family members who cannot be home for Christmas is that we send a box of these as soon as possible.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).Advertisement
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in rye flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well and add enough water to moisten dough.
Roll out onto floured board. The thinner the dough, the crispier the cookies will be. Cut into 2 1/2-inch rounds using cutter or floured glass. Cut a small hole off center in each cookie using a thimble.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheets until slightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Hang on a Christmas tree with ribbon or yarn.
Per Serving: 138 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 15.5g; fat 7.8g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 55mg.