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Icelandic Silver Coin Cookies - Spesiur Cookies


These are Iceland’s most traditional Christmas cookies. They come from a really old recipe. 

Makes about 80


You will need:


2 cups all purpose flour

1½ cups butter, soft

1¾ cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1.Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together to a smooth dough. 2.Divide into 2 rolls, each about 2” thick. 3.Cover in plastic and cool for 2 hours. 4.Heat the oven to 375°F. 5.Cut the rolls into thin slices and place on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. 6.Bake until light brown. This will take about 6–7 minutes. 7.Cool on a wire rack. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.


These are crisp and buttery! Serve them with some jam on top.

Photography by Ellen Silverman + Susanna Blavarg