Swedish Heirloom Cookies

1 cup butter

One cup of unsifted confectioners sugar

One half teaspoon salt

Cream all ingredients well.

And in one and one fourth cups ground almonds

One teaspoon pure vanilla 

2 cups enriched all purpose flour

Mix all ingredients well and roll dough into balls or Crescent shapes and place on an ungreased baking sheet.

 Decorate with colored sugar or pearl sugar and then bake in the slow oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 18 minutes.

 Cookies will not be brown when done.

This recipe comes from very old antique Pillsbury book. So old that the books went for $0.15 and it was before the Pillsbury Doughboy signed Ann Pillsbury.

This recipe was the senior winner in Pillsbury’s 3rd Grand National Recipe and Baking Contest by Mrs Carlos Wheaton, Hopkins Minnesota, adapted by Ann Pillsbury.

Makes about four and a half dozen cookies

Written, compiled and photography by Paulette Motzko
January 28th 2017 9:51 p.m.

Updated on January 30th, 2017. 

11 p.m.