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1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. sugar 1 egg 1 3/4 cup flour 1 tsp baking ammonia* 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp powdered cardamom A Swedish Holiday on November 6th in honor of King Gustov Adolf . Gustav II Adolf was king of Sweden from 1611 to 1632 . There is a special pastry called a Gustav Adolf- tart ( often with a chocolate profile of the king atop the tart ) which people eat to celebrate the occasion as well as other pastries, cakes and cookies baked on that day. Cream butter and sugar well.Beat in egg. Sift the dry ingredients well and blend into the cream mixture. Roll dough in small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 400F 10 to 12 minutes . Makes approximately 7 dozen fragrant butter type cookies Recipe Source: Swedish Recipes Old And New C 1955 American Daughters Of Sweden Note*: Bakers' Ammonia is a leavening ingredient called for in many old world recipes, especially those from Scandinavia. It is also called "hartshorn". Unlike baking powder or soda, Bakers' Ammonia (ammonium carbonate) leaves no unpleasant alkaline off-flavor in baked goods. It is used for cookies, crackers and cream puff-type pastries, items which are small, thin or porous.

Gustav Adolf Cookies


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1/2 cup
butter
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs.
sugar
1
egg
1 3/4 cup
flour
1 tsp
baking ammonia*
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp powdered
cardamom

A Swedish Holiday on November 6th in honor of King Gustov Adolf . Gustav II Adolf was king of Sweden from 1611 to 1632 . There is a special
pastry called a Gustav Adolf- tart ( often with a chocolate profile of the king atop the tart ) which people eat to celebrate the occasion as well as other pastries, cakes and cookies baked on that day.

Cream butter and sugar well.Beat in egg. Sift the
dry ingredients well and blend into the cream mixture. Roll dough in small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 400F 10 to 12 minutes . Makes approximately 7 dozen fragrant butter type cookies

Recipe Source: Swedish Recipes Old And New C 1955 American Daughters Of Sweden

Note*: Bakers' Ammonia is a leavening ingredient called for in many old world recipes, especially those from Scandinavia. It is also called "
hartshorn".

Unlike
baking powder or soda, Bakers' Ammonia (ammonium carbonate) leaves no unpleasant alkaline off-flavor in baked goods. It is used for cookies, crackers and cream puff-type pastries, items which are small, thin or porous.


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