Gluten-Free Swedish Jam Cookies have been on my list to make for Christmas.
Swedish Tradition is to have 7 different kinds of cookies on your Christmas table. I have pepperkakor, sugar cookies, Krumkaker, and now I have Swedish Jam cookies. I only have three more kinds of cookies to make. We always have a mixture of American and Swedish cookies for Christmas. Our household is a variety of traditions, cultures, and customs. I also post pictures of Jul Tomte to my personal Facebook page every day along with a picture of a Vintage Santa Claus. Jul Tomte are the Santa Claus’s of Scandinavia. They are small troll-like creatures that live on every farm and in every household. Jul Tomte brings everyone in the household presents even the animals. When my children were little the Jul Tomte would come to our house with one small present for each child and a treat for our dog. My husband and I would get someone to dress up in traditional Swedish Jul Tomte clothes and come to our house and give our children the small gift we had bought them. My children believed in the Jul Tomte far longer than they ever believed in Santa Claus. My kids get one small gift from Santa Claus and one small gift from the Jul Tomte. Then they each get a stocking with some treats from the Jul Tomte (usually candy from Sweden). My kids still get stockings. It is a tradition my husband and I stared with each other long before we had kids and have just kept it up. We get things like a new toothbrush, floss, some candy, shampoo etc. But it is still fun to get a stocking. Do you do stockings at your house?
This is probably my favorite cookie of all time. I was so disappointed last year when I hadn’t experimented and figured out how to create grain free foods. But this year was so different. I have been looking forward to creating this recipe. For this recipe, you will need my Raspberry Jam. This year I made it seedless that just means I put it through a sieve and removed the seeds. It also uses my recipe for Powdered Vanilla Monk Fruit Sugar. These are a delicate crumble cookie. This dough can be difficult to deal with. I often have to reroll a log or two.
In Europe, most recipes are very accurate as all the ingredients are weighed. I have only weighed the butter.
Swedish Jam Cookies
- 200 grams butter
- 1/2 cup monk fruit sugar
- 3/4 cup cassava
- 1/2 cup potato flour (Swan)
- 1 tsp powdered Vanilla Monk Fruit Sugar
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup raspberry jam
This recipe uses my recipe for homemade Raspberry Jam https://larenascorner.com/2018/07/26/raspberry-jam/
Find my recipe for Powdered Vanilla Monk Fruit Sugar https://larenascorner.com/2018/06/30/powdered-monk-fruit-sugar-and-powdered-vanilla-monk-fruit-sugar/
- Preheat oven to 325 F.
- Grease cookie sheet.
- Cream butter.
- Add monk fruit sugar to butter and cream.
- In a separate bowl combine cassava flour,
- potato flour
- vanilla monk fruit sugar
- baking soda and stir until combined.
- Add 1/2 the flour to the butter mixture until combined.
- Add remaining flour to butter mixture until thoroughly combined.
- Knead dough until combined. Separate into three balls.
- Roll each ball into a long log and wrap in a piece of wax paper and refrigerate for several hours.
- Cut into slices
- make thumbprint by carefully pressing your thumb or finger into the dough to make a well for the jam.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon homemade jam to each cookie
- Bake 15 - 20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month. They will not last that long at my house.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1 g 1 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 1 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 13 mg 1 %
Potassium 49 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 1 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 0 g 1 %
Vitamin A 1 %
Vitamin C 2 %
Calcium 0 %
Iron 0 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.