Drömmar – dreams – are light, melt-in-the-mouth, vanilla flavoured Swedish biscuits. The recipe that I have uses oil to give them an extra light texture. I used lemon infused oil to add an interesting flavour twist.

Makes: 40-50. Prep: Cooking time: 15 mins.
Stores: In the cupboard, in a sealed container, for a week. In the freezer, for up to three months.


  • 75 grams butter
  • 140 grams caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar, or 0.5 cap vanilla essence
  • 5 cl vegetable oil
  • 160 grams plain flour
  • 0.5 teaspoon cream of tartar


  1. Turn the oven to 150C.
  2. Cream sugar, vanilla sugar and butter until soft.
  3. Add the oil and mix until airy.
  4. Mix flour and bicarbonate of soda.
  5. Mix into the butter and sugar mixture.
  6. Roll the dough into sausages, cut and roll into small balls.
  7. Put on a baking sheet with baking parchment.
  8. Bake in the middle of the over for about 15 minutes. The biscuits should have risen, be pale golden – not brown – and have cracks.
  9. Let cool before serving.


  • If you have flavoured oil, like lemon-flavoured rapeseed, or hazelnut, use that instead of the vegetable oil. (Avoid very savoury oils like olive and sesame, they don’t work as well with sweet things.)

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