I just rediscovered these absolutely delicious vanillin socker cookies in time for holiday baking. The unusual key ingredients are vanilla sugar and Lyle’s Golden Syrup. My research found that vanilla sugar is a common ingredient in Nordic baking. So, I look for Dr. Oetker’s brand in the baking isle at my grocery store. I’ve found that Lyle’s Golden Syrup is often stocked with the maple syrup, molasses and corn syrup. These vanillin socker cookies are so simple to make, they are perfect for a last minute treat or hostess gift.
vanillin socker cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
- 2 tablespoons Lyles Golden Syrup
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Heat oven ot 325°F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream the butter, sugar, vanilla sugar and Lyles Golden Syrup until fluffy.
Stir together flour and soda. Mix into the creamed butter mixture and blend until the dough forms into a ball.
Divide the dough into 4 balls.
Roll each ball into a long log about 13” long and the diameter of a fat quarter (2 logs per cookie sheet).
Bake for 13 minutes or until golden brown.
Slice on the bias about ¾ inches wide while they are warm, and separate after they cool.
I found this recipe in my high school senior class cookbook and it was shared by Jane Zema.