Swedish Christmas Cookies

  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter, unsalted, at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 Tbs. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • colored sanding sugars

In a bowl whisk the flour, ginger, and salt. Set aside

In a stand mixer or large bowl beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Add the egg, vanilla, and lemon zest and mix until combined, scraping down the sides as you go.

Add the flour in two additions, mixing until completely combined.

Divide dough in half and roll each into a log in parchment or plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cut each log in half again and roll in sanding sugar.

Cut each log into 1/4″ slices and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Cool on baking sheets.