I guess you know I like cookies, hard or soft or crunchy .....
In Sweden, it was common in former times to have coffee party and they had baked seven kinds of cookies.
If you could not manage to eat all at once, so you could take home the cakes
Milk Chocolate Cookies
makes about 40
170 g butter, at room temperature
45 g white sugar
45 g raw sugar (or brown sugar)
3 tbsp golden syrup
300 g all-purpose flour
1,5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla sugar (or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
150 g milk chocolate, chopped
Whisk the butter with both sugars until pale and fluffy. Add the golden syrup, and then all remaining ingredients. Mix into a supple dough.
Shape logs (in my case, three), that are about 2-3 cm thick. Place on a baking sheet, and bake at 175°C for about 20 minutes. They will start to look cracked on top - this is normal.
Leave to cool for a few minutes, and then cut into 2 cm thick cookies, diagonally.
This is a photo from Ljustorp Local History Society, Medelpad.
This is an old photo with the coffee table in the garden, 1912.
It is from Heda Local History Society,Östergötland