You only think of meatballs when you think of Swedish cuisine? Recipes for Swedish tea cookies or jam cookies will offer a taste of the sweet side of Sweden.
Nutmeg is the flavorful ingredient in these lacy fried cookies, a coffee time go-along for Swedish and Norwegian immigrants. Dusted with powdered sugar, these treats are also popular as Christmas cookies.
Christmas in Sweden might not arrive if these spiced cookies -- in shapes of gingerbread folk, hearts, and the beloved Christmas pig -- weren't on the scene. To follow the Swedish tradition, roll the cookie dough thinly.