Cookies Around the World 1 of 5

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by CoolMonday

This is a great recipe for variety (English, French, German, Finnish, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Turkish, Mexican, Greek). I have split them two to a recipe but if you want them all, there are 5 separate recipes. They are made from one basic cookie dough. I think some of them may be posted individually but at Christmas I make the entire variety. Each batch of basic dough makes a batch of two of the cookies with the ingredients I have listed.

Top Review by Pamela

I used this recipe for my Wednesday night kid's club cooking class and it was perfect! I made up a big batch of the basic dough and then divided it into 4 of the variations. This recipe fit well into my 'around the year theme'. I used a paste food coloring and so my green filling was quite green but they still were a big hit with the kids.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  4. Add flour slowly and mix well.
  5. Divide in two.
  7. Preheat oven to 375°.
  8. Grease oblong pan 13 x 9.
  9. To 1/2 cookie dough, mix in oats and brown sugar.
  10. Dough will be crumbly.
  11. Pat into prepared pan evenly.
  12. Bake 15 minutes-no imprint will remain when touched lightly.
  13. Remove from oven.
  14. Sprinkle immediately with chocolate pieces evenly.
  15. Place another baking sheet over pan to soften chocolate.
  16. Spread chocolate evenly.
  17. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
  18. While warm, cut into 1 1/2-inch diamond shapes.
  20. Add cherries to 1/2 basic dough. I added a few drops of red food color to the dough.
  21. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  22. Heat oven to 375°.
  23. Roll dough to 1/4-inch on well-floured cloth coverd board.
  24. Cut into 2-inch circles or scalloped rounds.
  25. Cut small hole in center of half the rounds.
  26. Bake on ungreased baking sheet 8-10 minutes or until very light brown.
  27. Cool.
  28. For almond filling blend confectioners sugar, almond extract, milk and food color.
  29. Spread on whole rounds.
  30. Place round with hole in it on top.

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