Hallongrotta are popular Swedish cookies. The crumbly cookie is mad e with a simple shortbread dough. Raspberry jam in the center adds a nice visual appeal to these cookies. This is an easy cookie to make even for beginners.
Take the butter and sugar in a medium bowl and mix well until nice and creamy . Scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times while creaming. Add the vanilla and mix well .
Add baking powder and salt to the flour. Sift and mix well. Add the flour mix to the creamed butter in batches. Mix until the flour is incorporated into the butter. Don't forget to scrape the sides .
Form into log. (Notes) Cover tightly with a plastic and refrigerate/ freeze if using later.
Divide the log into 12 equal portions. Form each portion into a ball. User your thumb to make a deep indentation on the ball.
Fill about 1/2 tsp jam in the depressions. If the shaped dough feel too soft or spreads - refrigerate until it feels firm (30 minutes to 1 hour).
Preheat the oven to 400 °F (205°C).
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. HT e cookie is done when the edges begin to look golden brown.
Cool in the pan for 5 minutes . Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.
This recipe is estimated to make 12 cookies. The calorie/cookie is approximate.