The Swedish name for these yummy cookies is “kolasnittar”, and I have translated it to caramel cuts and added Marabou Daim to it. If there is any better name, please let me know!
Simple caramel cuts don’t have chocolate in it, so you can skip it if you want. You will then get chewy caramel cookies. But I promise you that they get better if you add some chocolate to it. I have tried different chocolates, and I like the Swedish Marabou Daim best. It’s milk chocolate with some crispy caramel in it. You should be able to find something similar where you live. Try with different flavours and see which one you like!
I have been inspired by this basic recipe of caramel cuts without chocolate, but have made some changes for example increased the amount of all ingredients because I like thicker cuts. If you want the crispy thinner ones, just make three lengths of it instead of two.
Want some other classic Swedish cookies? Try the dreams!
Recipe for my caramel cuts (Swedish kolasnittar) with Daim chocolate
- 150 g salted butter, chilled but soft
- 1.5 dl sugar
- 3 tbsp light syrup (dark is also ok)
- 1 pinch of vanilla powder
- 3.75 dl flour
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 150 g Marabou Daim chocolate (change for any other chocolate you like), chopped
Preheat the oven to 185 ° C. Line a tray (or two if you have 3 lengths) with parchment paper.
Mix butter, sugar, vanilla and syrup smoothly. Mix flour and baking powder separately and blend into the batter. Add the chopped chocolate and work together into a dough.
Divide the dough into 2 parts and roll out to lengths, about 30-40 cm long. Place them on the parchment paper.
Bake in the middle of the oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown. Make them browner if you want them crispy, and let them have a lighter colcour if you want a chewy result. Let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes and then cut them diagonally. Eat warm or let them cool and store them in a airtight container.
Make the caramel cuts without chocolate or change the kind of chocolate you are using. Add flavours you like. I love to put some ginger powder!