Swedish Biscuits (Brunscrackers)

    37 minutes

    These are definitely the easiest biscuits I have ever made, and they are simply addictive! Give them a try!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 250g butter (or margarine)
    • 1 cup (200g) sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
    • 2 tablespoons golden syrup

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:22min  ›  Ready in:37min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Sift together the flour and bicarb soda.
    2. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla sugar and golden syrup; mix well. Stir in the flour and mix until just incorporated. Form dough into two 3cm thick elongated rolls the length of your biscuit pan. Place the rolls on the biscuit pan with enough space in between for them to spread.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until they are light golden brown and have flattened; about 20 to 22 minutes if using margarine, or 13 to 15 minutes if using butter. Remove from oven and let cool slightly for about 3 minutes. Cut diagonally into 4cm strips while still warm. Remove individual biscuits to cool on a wire rack.

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    response to previous post ... i have found it in the "international" section of my grocery store with the british products ... or you can just google it & find it online ... Golden syrup is a thick, amber-colored form of inverted sugar syrup, made in the process of refining sugar cane juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. It is used in a variety of baking recipes and desserts. It has an appearance and taste similar to honey, and is often used as a substitute for people who cannot eat honey and those who choose not to (such as vegans). It can also be used as a substitute for corn syrup.  -  23 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These cookies are fantastic. Having lived in Norway for several years, I will explain that the vanilla sugar (vaniljesukker)I found in the grocery store was, in fact, of a powdered sugar consistency. However, it can be quite difficult to find the Scandinavia style of vanilla sugar in the United States. I have made the recipe using granulated sugar and adding vanilla, as well as using powdered sugar and adding vanilla. Both ways have turned out just fine. In my estimation, this recipe is very forgiving and highly adaptable. Thus, I think it does not make too much difference which variation of vanilla sugar is used. Thank you.  -  12 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    True to the description, these cookies are super easy to make and taste absolutely wonderful. I make my own vanilla sugar and used maple syrup. My DH actually gave them this rating. He is drinking a cup of tea and eating them as I am writing this review. He said they would be excellent with coffee or milk also. I even nibbled on one and they almost melt in your mouth. Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful, easy, and fast to make recipe.  -  23 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)