Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Dream Cookies

"Dream cookies" - Drömmar - is the Swedish name for some shortbread cookies, leavened with powdered ammonium carbonate (baking ammonia?) rather than baking soda or baking powder. This gives a very crisp cookie that melts in your mouth. It also gives off a horrible ammonia odour while baking - be careful when you open the oven! - but this is completely normal, and not dangerous in any way.

These are the cookies Ywette is sampling. What makes them special is the addition of corn flakes, which makes them even crunchier. If you want a more traditional "dream", just omit the corn flakes. (But they are good, I promise.)

The recipe comes from the book "Kyrkkaffe" - Church Coffee. It's a lovely book, composed from old favorite recipes. I haven't tried much from it yet, but what I have tried has been delicious.

Dream Cookies with Corn Flakes
Makes 40 cookies

100 g butter
200 ml sugar (0,8 cups)
100 ml neutral oil
400 ml flour (1,6 cups)
2 tbsp potato flour
1 tsp powdered ammonia carbonate
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
200 ml corn flakes (0,8 cups)

Preheat oven to 175°C. Mix butter, oil and sugar until white and fluffy. Add the flour, potato flour, powdered ammonia carbonate and vanilla sugar, and stir well. Crush the corn flakes (easiest way is to put them in a plastic bag and gently squeeze until they're broken) and mix this into the dough.

Form small balls and place on a lined baking sheet, leaving a bit of space in between. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until they are very lightly golden.



Alanna Kellogg said...

Hi Anne -- these look great! With 'Kellogg' as my surname, I grew up being called 'cornflakes' so am always looking for cornflake recipes. BTW I asked Nic from BakingSheet about the leavening. She sent this link and it's sold here.

Anne said...

AK -oooh, excellent! Now I don't have to do the homework on that one ;) It's definitely a nice cookie - but you can't really tell that it has cornflakes unless you know. :)

Shelly said...

Anne, that looks like a MAGAZINE shot! ( the cookies look good too ) ;)

Jen said...

These cookies look tempting... and the addition of cornflakes is very unique. I will definitely give this one a go.
I wonder if I can get this type of leavening in Aus?

Dianka said...

Looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Hej, vill bara säga att din tallrik för cyberkocken var jättesnygg. Filokorgar är ett bra trick.

Jag skulle inte tycka att det var jobbigt att få äta upp det. Kunde inte lägga in en kommentar på den sidan, för det är bara bloggermedlemar som kan göra det.

Kul att få tävla mot dig,

hej hej/magnus

Anne said...

Shelly - thank you so much! I *am* pretty happy with it ;)

Jenjen - ooh, I'm not sure! Check out the links AK gives above in the comments, maybe that can help?

Dianka - thank you!

Magnus - thank you for commenting!! :) Yeah, I don't think I have comments on the Swedish site, it's mainly just for translations. Maybe I should change that though, thanks for the idea! And thank you for the lovely comments. :)