Cakes & Patisserie

Swedish Rosenmunnar

Rosenmunnar are traditional melt in the mouth, Eggless Swedish thumbprint cookies. They are also known as Christmas cookies but they can be made thru out the year as they are very easy to do. They are perfect to serve for afternoon or high tea and they are surely kids delight or comfort food any hour of the day.

In general cookies are a must in every home for kids and adults alike, well here is a super simple, super easy recipe for thumbprint eggless cookies, which kids will love and in turn will make all moms happy too. This cookie is made with all-purpose flour, butter, sugar and vanilla extract and filled with your choice of jams or preserves. Yummy!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time          Total Time          Yields

40 mins                  15 mins                55mins           36 cookies


All-purpose flour – 1 cup (sifted)

Sugar – ¼ cup

Butter – ½ cup (salted, if butter is unsalted then add a pinch of salt to the dough)

Fruit jam – ¼ cup (any flavor per choice)

Vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 190°C (375° F). Prepare a cookie sheet.
  • In a mixer add sugar and butter and mix & cream it well to make it fluffy & light. Now add the already sifted all-purpose flour & vanilla extract, mix well so everything blends well together into nice and smooth dough.
  • Now make 1-inch balls from this dough and place on cookie sheet. Press and make a thumb impression in the center. The indentation should be of about ½ inch depth. Now fill in your favorite preserves or jam into it.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes till they turn golden brown on the edges. Take out of oven and cool on the wire rack. Serve once at room temperature.

Note: While adding jam or preserve, take care that the filling is not too much as while baking the jam will heat up & boil and will pour out, once the cookies cool down the jam becomes form again. Delicious jam or preserve filled thumbprint cookies are ready, serve with a hot cup of tea, coffee or a warm cup of milk. Enjoy!

Happy Baking!!

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