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Swedish saffron cookies
Swedish saffron cookies
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In Sweden most people associate the coffee bread"fikabröd" made with saffron to the time right before Christmas. This is a recipe for cookies made with saffron and can be prepared long in advanced, so you don’t need to stress the same day you want to serve them.

Ingredient List for 12 servings:
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0.5 gr Saffron
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3 tabelspoons Syrup
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50 gr Sugar
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100 gr Margarine
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200 gr Flour
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1 teaspoon Baking powder
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1 tablespoon Water
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4 tablespoons Decoration sugar
Oven temperature:
175 degrees Celsius
Instructions:
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Preheat the oven at 175 degrees Celsius.
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Crush 1 tablespoon of sugar and the saffron together and then mix together with the water and syrup.
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Place the margarine in the microwave for 30 seconds and mix together with the rest of the sugar.
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Add the saffron mixture together with the margarine mixture and finally add the flour and baking powder. Mix it all to a big ball.
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Divide the cookie dough in two and roll them the same length as your baking sheet is.
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Place on a baking paper on a baking sheet and flat them out a bit. Press the decorating sugar on top of the cookie dough.
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Place in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes.
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Take out the cookies and let them rest for 5 minutes, and then cut the dough in diagonals to get long and thin cookies.
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Let the cookies get cold before serving them.
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