Hallon Cookies from Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann

My daughter and I recently had a lovely afternoon making Hallon cookies from Trine Hahnemann’s new book Scandinavian Christmas. This particular recipe was given to Trine by a friend called Alice Brax and this is her version of it. These jewel like cookies were delicious and I can think of no better pairing with a cup of tea over the yuletide season!

For my review of Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann and your chance to win one of 2 copies please click here. (expired)

I am entering Hallon Cookies into Javelin Warrior’s Made with Love Mondays Challenge.

Made with Love Mondays, hosted by Javelin Warrior

You gather all your ingredients together.

You rub with your fingertips.

Until you form a soft dough which you refrigerate for 1 hour.

My son was called upon for initial rolling out of dough!

Hearts and circles are cut out in equal quantity.

Half the shapes are hollowed out and glazed for top of cookies.

Then raspberry jam is inserted into each cookie before baking.

Then cool on a wire rack.

Put the kettle on it’s time for a nice cuppa!


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Hallon Cookies
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Christmas heart shaped and round vanilla infused biscuits filled with raspberry jam, perfect with a cup of tea!
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Danish
Serves: 40
  • 225g Plain flour, sifted
  • 60g Potato flour, sifted
  • 100g Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Vanilla pod
  • 200g Cold salted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 100-150ml Raspberry jam
  1. Mix the flour, potato flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  2. Split the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape out the seeds into the bowl.
  3. Add the butter and half the egg.
  4. Rub with your fingertips until the dough forms a ball.
  5. Refrigerate for one hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.
  7. Place the dough between sheets of baking parchment and roll out until 1cm thick.
  8. Peel off the top layer and cut out hearts with a 5cm cutter and rounds with a 4cm cutter.
  9. Take the shapes with the holes and paint them with egg on the undersides, before pressing them on to the whole shapes.
  10. Fill the holes with jam.
  11. Put on lined baking trays and brush with the remaining egg.
  12. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
  13. Store in an airtight tin for up to two weeks.


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  1. William Gould

    Other countries foods not like our traditional stodge! These look light and fluffy!

    1. Camilla

      LOL William, yes I prefer Scandinavian and European Christmas food I have to say:-)

  2. Maya Russell

    I like the look of these. The pastry looks very light and crispy and I love the jam filling. Mmmm!

    1. Camilla

      They were very good:-)

  3. Ursula Hunt

    Great fun for my granddaughter to make

  4. Ursula Hunt

    great to make anytime of year

  5. Paul Wilson

    Love hearing about other countries’ Christmas customs.

    1. Camilla


  6. Ursula Hunt

    Such pretty christmas biscuits

    1. Camilla

      They are, and taste really good too:-)

  7. Paul Wilson

    Almost the time to try these out methink.

    1. Camilla

      Certainly is:-)

  8. Anne Dalzell

    These look ever so light and buttery. Bring on Christmas!

  9. Maddy

    I don’t think I’ll be letting the children help me make these, but they I may have a go when get the kitchen to myself!

  10. Paul Wilson

    They look excellent. I always love finding out about other countries’ Christmas traditions.

  11. bev

    They look tricky but delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Yes a bit fiddly!

  12. Heather Haigh

    Those look really nice – must come find them again at Christmas time.

  13. glenn hutton

    These look fab!

  14. K Mayers

    Lovely! My wife cooked them today – the kids haven’t stopped pinching them since they came home lol

    1. Camilla

      So glad you liked them:-)

  15. Tracy Nixon

    Wonderful recipe for Christmas thank you! I have printed this off so I can buy in the ingredients! I love cooking and baking on the run up to Christmas! I put on my holly pinny and Christmas CDs and dance around the kitchen like a looney lol!

    1. Camilla

      Have fun:-)

  16. tinkertink2010

    I love these cookies- Marks and Spencer do some like these, some with blueberry, some with redcurrant. So moreish.

  17. Julia Plant

    This reminds me of baking with my mum as a little girl – I must try this with my daughter 🙂

  18. paperwrist

    so beautiful and festive 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  19. Gitte

    Oh boy these look wonderful. I have Trine’s book and it is great, love it. Merry Christmas!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you and a God Jul to you too Gitte:-)

  20. Laura Loves Cakes

    It seems your cookies are very on trend…it seems that Scandinavian Christmas inspiration and ideas are everywhere! Your cookies look fab…I bet they taste great too. I love jam tarts so I’m sure I’d love these…I have something a little similar on my to bake list for the next month or so! 🙂

    1. Camilla

      They tasted great but nothing like a jam tart:-)

  21. Zoe

    These cookies look amazing! Like you said, they really look the linzer cookies that I baked for our bake-along event 😀

    1. Camilla

      Yep, I really liked your flower shapes!

  22. Diana Staveley

    I would love to win a copy of this book, I could write a feature about it on my blog which would be lovely. Going to make these gorgeous with my Son, he will love them 🙂

  23. Milo Cakecraft

    Everything about these just shout eat me! 😛

    Hayley x

  24. sue walsh

    really great made some for my neighbour as a thank you for all he does for me:)
    would love to win a copy of the fabulous book:)

    1. Camilla

      That’s lovely to know, hope he enjoys your thoughtful gift and good luck in draw!

  25. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    Oh Camilla! How cute! It’s really good to see you showcase Scandinavian recipes. A nice way to spend an afternoon with your daughter 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Yes, and it’s good to see how she wants to get involved in every stage and is quite bossy about it, makes me laugh:-)

  26. Javelin Warrior

    Oh, these look marvelous! I love the shapes and they look so flaky and crispy… What a fun holiday treat and I’m so happy you decided to share with Made with Love Mondays…

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Javelin Warrior, it’s a pleasure!

  27. Karen

    Oh how fabulous, how festive! I would love to win a copy of this book and your Hallom cookies look totally lush! Karen

    1. Camilla

      They were extremely morish!

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