Last Updated on August 25, 2020 by Chef Mireille
Sugar Cookie Cups are the perfect vehicle to stuff with anything. Eaten plain or stuffed with anything from berries to nutella, they are delicious!
These traditional Norwegian Sugar Cookies are especially popular at Christmas but can be enjoyed for any special occasion!
There are two types of these Norwegian Sugar Cookies. One is called Sandbakkelse and are baked into your average circular cookie shape and decorated with colored sugar.
Then there are these Sandbakkels. Wow, what a difference one letter makes. These are baked into mini tart shells and can be filled with a variety of fillings, although they are often eaten plain as well. Sometimes it’s just fresh berries or custard and berries or even lemon curd.
I was so excited to make these because it gave me an opportunity to utilize my mini tart shells. Whenever we make a purchase, we want to make sure we are getting use out of what we purchase. Well I have only used these once before when I made these Smoked Gouda Tarts, so I was over the moon to get to use them again.
Do you have these mini tart shells. If not, you can can order your own here.
I hope you have enjoyed this week’s exploration into Scandinavian cuisine as much as I did. Let’s review this week’s as well as some other Scandinavian recipes from the past you might like to try.
- Turnbrod – Swedish Rye Wraps
- Skagenrora – Swedish Shrimp Salad
- Uppakra – Swedish Potato Cookies
- Blotkake – Norwegian Cream Cake
- Viking Brown Bread
- Lefse – Potato Flatbread
- Fjelbrod – Whole Grain Quickbread
Whether you eat these Sandbakkels – Norwegian Sugar Cookies plain, fill them with plain berries, custard and berries or other options, they are equally delicious.
These are one of the most popular Christmas Cookies in Norway.
Norwegian Sandbakkels – Almond Butter Cookie Cups
- To make the dough, combine butter, sugar and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer.
- Add egg and almond essence. Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Add flour and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Take small piece of dough and press in between your two hands to flatten.
- Press dough into mini tart shells.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Rotate tray and bake for another 5 minutes.
- Leave to cool for a few minutes.
- Remove from shells by turning upside down and tapping the back with a wooden spoon.
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Oh these tarts look so cute ! I love the way you gave filled them but would definitely like them plain as well . Of course it’s such a pleasure to use our purchases , glad you could use these cute tarts .
thanks – yes either plain or filled they are so delicious!
Wow! This just reminded me that I have these tart shells somewhere inside my pantry. Shall dig them out and bake these beauties as soon as I can. Love the versatility of these shells.
You should definitely dig them out and makes these tarts. YOur kids would love them!!!
These look delicious Mireille! I might have to get some of the tart shells and make them soon:)
you should but even if you cant get the shells you can make them into plain round cookies also
Omg those cookie cups look irresistible and I am in love with the amazing filling.
they are and a great balance with the fresh berries
This is so similar to Swedish butter cookies, but here you are making a tart. It’s simply great as you can fill anything in it and is great for the parties. The cookie cups looks amazing and tempting. and your clicks are superb.
yes the molds make all the difference and is definitely a show stopper for parties
The cookie cups look gorgeous Mir. And those moulds are super cute.
thanks yes they came out super delicious but I’m sure baked into plain round cookies will be just as good if you dont have the molds
Yummmy, Mir these are looking so delicious. Love these cookies recipe. Bookmarking. really drooling over them
thanks and I promise you they are as delicious as they look
Wow, my god those cookie cups are simply fantabulous, and you have baked them prefectly. Just drooling rite now here.
thanks – yes I have to say I asbolutely love them and especially filled with the bright and refreshing berries
Looks very cute Mir!! Love that simple filling! talk about new purchases, i recently cleared my blog cupboard and had few things which i have never used all these years!!!!
I still hve some I need to utilize more
these cookie cups are looking delicious. perfect party dessert
yes – they are great for parties
Oh those tart molds look super cute!..fantastic dish Mir..
thank you – yes they are great for parties but delicious even without any stuffing
These cookie cups look perfect for summer parties too Mir. Quite easy to make too. Love your creamy custard filling and the berries on top — very pretty and inviting presentation.
thanks yes – just a few pretty fillings and it transforms these simple cups into something beautiful
Cookie cups looks amazing Mir. Custard filling looks great. Delicious
thanks yes they are both cute and delicious
wow you have got some amazing collection of tart shells Mir .. Wonderful tart cookies , so perfectly made .. I would love to have them with custard and some berries .. Yummy !!
Yes with custard and berries perfect holiday treat
Those mini tart shells look very cute. I am sure you can use for various bakes. These butter cookie cups are perfect for parties.
yes those tart shells are adaptable so both sweet and savory – just takes a little patience to mold all the small shells – something I don’t always have a whole lot of 🙂
The cookies look gorgeous Mir. Bookmarking this. Awesome pics too!
thanks – I am sure you will love them and they are great to present at parties
Wow, these cookies are so cute. Love the custard and fruit filling. Tart shells are so cute and I am yet justify my mini tart pan purchase! I wonder when I will put it to use !
right we think we are going to make all these things with it and then it sits on a shelf 🙁
Perfect holiday trat Mir. I love them they are so delicious and like you said can be fill with just about anything.
yes they are very versatile.