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Recipe: Swedish saffron caramel cookies (juliga kolasnittar)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Swedish
Servings 30


  • 175 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g raw sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 2 tbsp syrup
  • ½ g saffron


  • Heat the oven to 175°C (350°F)
  • Soften the butter in the microwave for a few seconds
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and vanilla sugar in a bowl
  • Mix the saffron with the butter before adding it to the bowl with the syrup
  • Use a hand mixer with the dough hooks and mix everything until it is possible to combine it to a ball with your hands
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Divide the dough in two and spread them out in two lines across the sheet.
  • Carefully roll them out and even out the edges.
  • Bake for 12 min, take it out of the oven and start cutting the cookies while it is still hot. Make the cuts slightly slanted to get the classical look of the Swedish kolasnittar