Vasalopp Cookies

A Swedish classic fond on
Vasalopp Cookies

Vasaloppet (Swedish for ‘The Vasa Race’) is an annual long-distance cross-country ski race held on the first Sunday of March. The 90 km (56 miles) course starts in the village of Sälen and ends in the town of Mora in northwestern Dalarna, Sweden. It is the oldest and longest cross-country ski race in the world, as well as the race with the highest numberof skiers.

The race was inspired by a notable journey made by King Gustav Vasa when he fleeing from Christian II’s soldiers in 1520. The modern competition started in 1922 and it has been a part of the Worldrace events since 1978.

500 g [1,1 lb] oatmeal
400 g [0,9 lb] flour
200 – 250 g [7 – 9 oz] Sugar
1.5-1.75 dl [0,3-0,35 pt] 50/50 milk and cream
500 g [1,1 lb] Butter
1/2 teaspoon hartshorn salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder


[1] This is a large portion that makes about 150-200 cookies depending on how thick and large you make them. If you use hot air, set the temperature to 180 C / 355 F .

[2] Mix all the dry ingredients. Crumble in the butter and stir in the milk/cream mixture. Leave the dough cool for a couple of hours. Roll out as thinly as you can and punch out round cookies with a class or someting similar..

[3] Bake at 200 C / 390 F for about 10 minutes. Cool on a rack.