Recipe by: Jenny Blom

Source: Jenny Blom’s mother in law who got it years ago from “Hemmets Journal” magazine

Makes: 16 – 20 cookies

An old Swedish recipe from the county of Småland (same county that IKEA originates from).

kulla cookies
Jenny Blom’s Swedish Kulla Cookies

Ingredients (Cookies)

  • 200 g butter
  • 150 g sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 400 g wheat flour


Preheat oven to 150 C (300 F)

  • To make the dough, mix the butter, sugar, vanila sugar, egg yolks and wheat flour in a bowl.
  • Form the dough out into a thick roll.
  • Slice the dough into 16-20 pieces. Put them into paper lined muffin tin and flatten them a bit.
  • If you don‘t have a muffin tin, you can put them directly the paper muffin forms on a baking sheet.
  • Grind the nuts (can use a food processor).
  • Whip the egg whites to hard foam.
  • Add sugar a bit at the time and whip the egg whites until firmand compact again.
  • Add the grinded nuts and mix.
  • Place a clique (about a teaspoon) of the meringue on top of the dough in the muffin forms.
  • Garnish with one nut in each cookie.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for about 35-40 mins.
  • For the last minutes, place the baking plate a bit higher up.

Ingredients (Meringue Topping)

  • 2 egg whites
  • 200 g sugar
  • 100 g hazelnuts


  • 20 hazelnuts

Download PDF here: Swedish Kulla Cookies Jenny Blom