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Swedish Dream Cookies

  •  4.6 stars stars based on 17 reviews
  •   100% would make this again
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Makes about 48

1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/4 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 375 F. In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat sugar, butter, shortening and vanilla until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and baking soda by hand. Mix in pecans and coconut. Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or till the edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

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Reviews of Swedish Dream Cookies:

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  Crystal J in Rochester, Minnesota  Nov 4, 2018
Would make this again.
These were a hit for me seven years ago when I did a search for holiday treats to suit my Swedish ancestry. They are now always on my Christmas cookie list every year. Just light and sooooo yummy, and don't crumble apart! I love these! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in USA  May 6, 2010
Would make this again.
YUMM! SO easy to make loved it<3 I was in luv with this easy recipe try it and yu will love dream cookies'
~Lucia Rideout
5 stars

  LJA in Melbourne, Australia  Dec 19, 2009
Would make this again.
These are yummy but be careful not to overcook. I used butter instead of shortening but still needed to add a little olive oil when rolling the balls. A hit! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in California  Dec 17, 2008
Would make this again.
I made these for a cookie exchange as well and they turned out great. As suggested by one of the other reviewers I used butter flavored Crisco instead of regular shortening. Also, I put the dough in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to make it stick together. For softer cookies 10 minutes in the oven, for crunchier cookies 12 minutes. No crumbling problem. 5 stars

  Stephanie in Colorado  Dec 22, 2007
Would make this again.
I made these today for my neighborhood cookie exchange. I thought they were a little too grainy so on my second batch I used confectioners sugar, same measurement. I liked that a little better. Seemed like I needed to cook them an average of 12 minutes. I think next time I would also try butter flavored crisco. 4 stars

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