Saturday, 15 December 2012

Christmas Dreams

As you've probably noticed, I'm a huge fan of the Swedish cookie Dreams. They're incredible versatile and has such a unique, gorgeous texture. Here's a christmas version of this little treat that I came up with the other day. If you've had difficulty with this cookie before, don't forget to read this article before you start baking! 

Christmas dreams 

130 g raw sugar
100 g brown sugar
70 g dark brown sugar
100 g butter
300 g flour
100 g ground almonds
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp harthornsalt or 2 tsp bicarbonate
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp cardamom
1 tsp cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
100 g sunflower oil
30 g golden syrup
Whole almonds for decoration

  1. Whisk together sugars and butter until creamy. (If the dark brown sugar is lumpy, mix it up with a fork first). 
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, almonds, salt, harthornsalt or bicarbonate and spices.
  3. Change the attachment to a K-beater and add the flour mix. Blend until all ingredients are mixed together.
  4. While beating, pour the oil and suryp into the mix. Beat until it forms a smooth dough. Scrape the sides and bottom of the pan and beat for a few more seconds.
  5. Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch sized balls and place them with plenty of space inbetween on a tray either greased or covered with a silicon mat or greaseproof paper.
  6. Gently press a whole almond onto each cookie. 
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes in 160-170°C.
  8. Let cool for a bit on the tray then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.

Storage: In an airtight jar in room temperature, these cookies will last for 2-3 weeks. Make sure it's completely airtight though, otherwise they'll go soft.


Anonymous said...

Drömmar är jättegott . Ska absolut prova denna "julmodell". Jag brukar skala mandeln som ligger ovanpå. Det verkar vara helt i onödan.

Lin said...

Haha! Helt i onödan är det nog inte, mandelns "skal" kan smaka lite bittert/beskt. Själv tycker jag dock inte att det märks!