Swedish Oatmeal Cookies

These delicate cookies are like delightful little snowflakes.

They just melt in your mouth. Crispy edges. Chewy, sweet, buttery oatmeal. A hint of salt. Heaven. They are the perfect something to have alongside a hot cup of tea or coffee.
I only discovered them this last Christmas when my beloved Gramy baked them for us. Somehow, enough among the dozens of other cookies covering out kitchen counters, these managed to stand out. What set them apart was their delicate texture and size. They are so petite, so light that you don’t feel guilty for indulging, nor do you need to. No really, there are less than 2,000 calories in the whole batch. With just a ½ tsp. of batter going into each cookie, they are only around 30 calories pre pop. One chocolate chip cookie has about triple that! 

Swedish Oatmeal Cookies


1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
½ cup sugar
¼ tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1¼ cup rolled oats
1 egg


1.  Preheat oven to 350 F(175C). 

2.  In a medium pan, melt Butter on medium heat. Turn heat off, add sugar and mix with a fork. 

3.  In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients and add to pan. Whisk egg in a small bowl and stir in with a fork. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spoon ½ tsp – 1 tsp sized scoops of the mixture. 

4.  Bake for about 7 minutes or until they become a light golden brown.  Allow to cool before removing from sheet or you won’t be able to get them off.
Extra: Have these with ice cream. So, so yummy.


  1. It was so funny when Gramy made these she was like "these are so tasty you only need one to satisfy your sweet tooth", but I don't think she realized I had already eaten like six. [: I need to make these ASAP.

    1. Thank goodness Gramy introduced us to these. They are delicious.