Nana’s Swedish Butter Cookies

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Photography by: Angie Garcia

I wanted to share some little gifts for Valentine’s Day in case you wanted to keep it low key. I have my gal and guy gift guides here and here, as well! And if you want a gift for both of you, I can’t recommend this enough! We don’t have it, but our friends do. And it is definitely our next purchase because we use it all the time!

For Your Beau:

Nana’s Swedish Spritz Cookies & Love Tokens

My Nana is Swedish and always makes us traditional Swedish meals. These are Svenska Smorbakelse or Swedish Butter Cookies. I made about 40 last week for Paul and his audit team and he ate THIRTEEN in one sitting. So I figured I’d share with y’all so you can experience the same shock I did.

1 Cup butter, softened

1 Cup sugar

1 egg yolk

2 Cups flour

1/2 Tsp. Club Soda

1/4 Tsp. Salt

1 Tsp. Vanilla

Cream together butter, sugar and egg yolk. Mix in dry ingredients and vanilla. Roll into really small balls onto greased cookie sheet. Press flat with a fork dipped in a mixture of slightly beaten egg white with a little cold water added to it. Decorate with a half pecan if desired. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.

I also love these little love tokens I found at Homegoods! You could make them homemade or here are some similar items below!

For Your Gal Pals:

These earring sets from Packed Party are so cute to break up with your girlfriends as little Valentine’s! You can get yours here, or if your girlfriend is going through a breakup this time of year their breakup box would be the best surprise!

For Your Bestie:

A monogram necklace or brooch [I get mine here and get size 3XL, the one I wear every day is a gift from my mom but I also have these and they match!]. Use code: BEMIND20 for 20% off! Throw in a bold pink lip, too! I love this one, YSL #49.

For Your Bride-to-Be:

I get so many e-mails about what to get a friend who just got engaged, and this was one of my favorite gifts! I love this wifey mug and use it almost every day. Add in some hot chocolate and heart marshmallows [they have a ton at Homegoods right now!] to complete the gift. 🙂 I also love these wifey gifts below!

What are your Valentine’s Day plans?!


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  1. Ummmmm, those look SO GOOD! I totally need to try this recipe out! <3

    Published 05 Feb 16Reply
  2. These look so so yummy!! Can’t believe you made cookies while starting the Whole 30! That’s some dedication right there!!! I also love all the pink pretty accessories…and those napkins are just darling! Happy weekend! Xo


    Published 05 Feb 16Reply
  3. mj friedley wrote:

    They look so yummy… just for correction is it club sofa or baking soda?? Love all your posts

    Published 06 Feb 16Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      You can use either! 🙂 I did club soda for texture but if you have baking soda that works just as well, too!

      Published 07 Feb 16Reply
  4. Lindsey wrote:

    The cookies are so simple and beautiful! I am going to try them out in the next couple of weeks, thank you for sharing!

    Published 08 Feb 16Reply