Farmhouse Cookies

Farmhouse Cookies

Farmhouse cookies are flat and round cut cookies with distinct pieces of almonds. The recipe came to Norway from Sweden after WWII and we find it for the first time in Gyldendal’s large cookbook published in 1989. The cookies are still popular both in their native Sweden and in Denmark as well. 1 serving of this recipe makes approximately 80 cookies.

150 g [5,3 oz] margarine
1.5 dl [0,3 pt] sugar
1.5 dl [0,3 pt] golden syrup
(sugar based syrup, not corn syrup)
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
75 g [2,65 oz] finely chopped almonds
75 g [2,65 oz] finely chopped candied  lemon peel
or candied orange peel
5 dl [1,1 pt] flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

This is what you do

[1] Whisk margarine and sugar creamy.

[2] Add the spices, almonds and candied peel.

[3] Stir in flour with the baking soda and work the dough together quickly.

[4] Cut the dough in half and roll two sausages ca. 20 cm/8 in long. Form the sausages so that they sliced will have a rectangular shape when cut. Let the sausages cool overnight.

[5] Cut thick slices of the sausages with a thin sharp knife. place the slices on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

[6] Bake at 200 C / 390 F for 7-8 minutes in the center of the oven.

[7] Cool the cookies on the baking sheet.