Hallongrottor are Swedish jam cookies that translate to “Raspberry caves”. The history of Hallongrottor dates back to the early 1960s when the jam producer Önos announced a competition for Swedish confectioners. The only requirement was that Önos own raspberry jam had to be used in the cake. Calles Konditori in Söderhamn won the competition with Hallongrottor as the contribution.
Hallongrottor is the perfect addition to the fika. It is a perfectly buttery and crumbly vanilla cookie filled with delicious raspberry jam. A timeless classic! Let’s make some, shall we?
All you need is: 4 1/2 dl wheat flour, 1 dl sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 2 tsp of vanilla sugar, 200 g butter and ca 1 dl solid raspberry jam
1. Set the oven to 175 degrees. Let the butter come to room temperature.
2. Mix the sugar and butter with an electric whisk.
3. Mix baking powder with vanilla sugar and wheat flour in a bowl. Stir the flour mixture into the butter and sugar and work together to form a dough.
4. Shape the dough into a roll, approximately 20 cm long and cut the roll into 20 1-centimeter pieces.
5. Roll each piece into a ball and place it on a sheet of baking paper or in small cake moulds. Make a small indentation in the centre of each cookie using a floured finger.
6. Fill the recess with approx. 0.5 teaspoons of raspberry jam.
7. Bake the raspberry caves at 175 degrees for about 18-20 minutes. Leave to cool before enjoying it with your favourite coffee and friends.