Scandinavian Raspberry Ribbons

Recipe by Leslie
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 4 dozen




  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cover cookie sheet with parchment or baking paper.
  • Make the dough.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer.
  • Add the egg yolk and vanilla and beat until light.
  • Add the flour, a little at a time, and mix until the dough is smooth.
  • Divide the dough into 4 parts.
  • On the countertop, use your palms to roll each part into a strand about 3/4 inch thick and the length of the cookie sheet. Place the strands about 2 inches apart on the paper-covered cookie sheet.
  • With the side of your little finger, press a groove down the center of the length of each strand.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until the cookies feel firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and spoon or pipe jam into the grooves.
  • Return to the oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until cookies are very pale golden brown.
  • To Decorate with icing:
  • Mix the confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and cream in a small bowl to make a smooth icing.
  • Drizzle the icing down the length of the hot cookies.
  • While the cookies are still warm, cut them at a 45 degree angle into 1-inch lengths. Let cool on the baking sheets.
  • When the frosting is set, transfer to an airtight tin.
  • Store in a cool place or freeze.