Gluten-Free Swedish Jam Cookies are the perfect little cookie piece of heaven. Not to mention it is a revision of an old-world cookie that will soon be a family favorite.
Swedish Tradition is to have 7 different kinds of cookies on your Christmas table. In any case, we always have a mixture of American and Swedish cookies for Christmas. Our household is a variety of traditions, cultures, and customs.
Swedish Traditions at My House:
I also post pictures of vintage Jul Tomte to my personal Facebook page every day often along with a picture of a Vintage Santa Claus. Jul Tomtes are the Santa Claus of Scandinavia. They are small troll-like or what some refer to as gnome-like creatures. Tomte that live on every farm and in every household. Consequently, Jul Tomte brings everyone in the household presents even the animals. Therefore, 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.
Needless to say, 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. Furthermore, my children believed in the Jul Tomte far longer than they ever believed in Santa Claus. In other words, 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 get candy from Sweden). Not to mention, that my kids still get stockings regardless of their age.
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?
Swedish Jam Cookie:
This is probably my favorite cookie of all time. However, 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. All in all, I have been looking forward to creating this recipe. For this recipe, you will need my Raspberry Jam or your favorite store-bought jam. In short, 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 old-world butter cookie. This dough can be difficult to deal with. I often have to reroll a log or two. Incidentally, it is important to use Swan Potato Flour only as other potato flours taste different. Read my blogs on Monk Fruit Sweetener Information and Cassava Flour Information if you are not familiar with this sweetener or flour. Amazon sells both Cassava Flour and Monk Fruit Sweetener.
In Europe, most recipes are very accurate as all the ingredients are weighed. I have only weighed the butter.
Gluten-Free Swedish Jam Cookies
- 200 grams of room temperature butter
- 1/2 cup monk fruit sweetener
- 3/4 cup cassava flour
- 1/2 cup potato flour (Swan)
- 1 tsp Powdered Vanilla Monk Fruit Sweetener
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup my raspberry jam or store-bought
First, preheat oven to 325 F. Secondly, grease cookie sheets. Next cream the butter. Mix in monk fruit sweetener to the butter and cream together.
In a separate bowl combine, cassava flour, potato flour, Vanilla Monk Fruit Sweetener, baking powder, and stir until combined.
Finally, add in 1/2 the flour mixture to the butter mixture and blend until combined. Add remaining flour to the butter mixture until thoroughly combined together.
Knead dough until combined. Separate dough into three balls. Roll each ball into a long log and wrap it into a piece of wax paper.
Next, refrigerate for several hours. After 2 hours remove logs from the fridge and slice the dough into coins.
Lastly, make a thumbprint by carefully pressing your thumb or finger into the dough to make a well for the jam.
Add a 1/4 teaspoon jam to each cookie.
Place cookies onto greased cookie sheet. Finally, bake 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet.
Store in an airtight container for up to one month or freeze to eat later. If they last that long.
Gluten-Free Swedish Jam Cookies
- First, preheat oven to 325 F.
- Secondly, grease cookie sheets.
- Next cream the butter.
- Mix in monk fruit sweetener to the butter and cream together.
- In a separate bowl combine, cassava flour, potato flour, Vanilla Monk Fruit Sweetener, baking powder, and stir until combined.
- Finally, add in 1/2 the flour mixture to the butter mixture and blend until combined.
- Add remaining flour to the butter mixture until thoroughly combined together.
- Knead dough until combined.
- Separate dough into three balls.
- Roll each ball into a long log and wrap it into a piece of wax paper.
- Next, refrigerate for several hours.
- After 2 hours remove logs from the fridge and slice the dough into coins.
- Lastly, make a thumbprint by carefully pressing your thumb or finger into the dough to make a well for the jam.
- Add a 1/4 teaspoon jam to each cookie.
- Place cookies onto greased cookie sheet.
- Finally, bake 15-20 minutes.
- Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool
- Allow to cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet.
- Store in an airtight container for up to one month or freeze to eat later. If they last that long
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.