My blog friend Pam, at Gingerbread Snowflakes, is doing an international, ‘St. Nicholas Eve Cookie Recipe Swap’ on the 5th December – so I said I’d come up with a traditional Swedish ‘cookie’…
These are truly DELICIOUS, and extremely easy to make – and please bear in mind that the photo of those below were made partly by my two year old, so no perfect cookery here – but they were so delicious that they were gone before I could take a better photo…!
So what do you need?
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablesppoon vanilla powder (or vanilla essence)
2 – 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup cooking oats
2 – 3 tablespoons cold coffee
Grated coconut or ‘pearl sugar’ for decoration
1) Mix butter, sugar and vanilla until soft
2) Mix in cocoa, oats and coffee
3) Stir until well mixed
4) Form ‘dough’ into small round balls.
5) Roll balls into ‘pearl sugar’ or grated coconut until covered.
6) Leave chocolate balls in fridge until time to eat
Please note that I have translated the Swedish recipe in to English, so the measurement of 1 dec to 1/3 cup is an estimate – you may want to use only 1/4 cup of sugar. Also, I’m not sure what ‘pearl sugar’ is really called in English – it’s kind of like rock salt, but the sugar version and much smaller ‘rocks’!