Swedish Dream Cookies

Swedish Dream Cookies

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"Delicate melt in your mouth almond coconut cookie. Baker's ammonia (ammonium bicarbonate) is also known as hartshorn. It is an old form of leaving that was mainly used before the arrival of baking powder. During baking it releases an unpleasant odor, that does not affect the taste of the cookies. It can be found in drugstores and some specialty baking stores"
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Ingredients

servings 140 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 140 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and butter. Gradually add sugar and almond extract. Mix on high speed for 10 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve the baker's ammonia with the boiling water, adding the water a little at a time. Add this to the butter mixture.
  4. Stir in the flour and coconut . Mix well.
  5. Drop cookies from a teaspoon onto a well greased cookie sheet. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 9 to 11 minutes. Cookies should be set but not brown. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing.

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Most helpful positive review

I had the opportunity to find out exactly what hartshorn does for a recipe, since I accidentally forgot to bring it with me to the beach, where I first tried this recipe. The results of that ba...

Most helpful critical review

I guess the ammonia must be the magic ingredient. I could not find and substituted baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and the result was the blandest cookie ever.

I had the opportunity to find out exactly what hartshorn does for a recipe, since I accidentally forgot to bring it with me to the beach, where I first tried this recipe. The results of that ba...

If you cannot find baker's ammonia (hartshorn) locally you can purchase it through the King Arthur Flour website (kingarthurflour.com). It does make a difference especially in the crispness of ...

What a wonderful cookie! Sweet, crunchy, and full of the taste of almonds and butter. This should really bring back the use of hartshorn.

this is almost identical to my grandmothers recipe (she didn't use almond) and it is one of my holiday favorites. Don't be afraid that it smells bad when you bake them... but bake a lot and enjo...

Baking with Baker's ammonia was a true revelation! I followed the recipe exactly and obtained baker's ammonia from my local Middle Eastern grocery store. The texture was truly melt-in-your mou...

These are similiar to my aunts recipe. You must use the ammonia or it won't turn out right. You can find it at alot of german stores. YUM

I guess the ammonia must be the magic ingredient. I could not find and substituted baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and the result was the blandest cookie ever.

Delicious. We usually prepare Swedish spritz cookies (we are Swedish and prepare the entire Traditional Swedish Christmas Eve Dinner)but decided to try these instead. Very similar in taste, but ...