Salted Caramel Cookies – Kolakakor

Salted Caramel Cookies – Kolakakor

Kolakakor, directly translated for caramel cookies, is a proper childhood classic for me. They’ve a chewy middle and crispy edges and exterior, and a delicious mouth watering flavour of caramel and butter. My grandmother used to always make a biiig batch of kolakakor every time one of me and my siblings had a birthday. I remember how it was one of the high lights and something you looked forward to just as much as the gifts with toys.

Hopefully, you can taste some of those feelings and similar memories like I do when trying these. Enjoy!


Salted Caramel Cookies – Kolakakor

A Swedish classic with a chewy middle and crispy edges and exterior. To me these are filled with a gorgeous caramel and butter flavour but also childhood memories. Yum!

  • Author: Hanna
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x


  • 100g / 3,5 oz butter or margarine, room temperature
  • 90g / 3,2 oz granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla sugar or splash of vanilla essence
  • A hearty pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp “light syrup”, or liquid sweetener
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 120g / 4,2 oz flour
  • Flaky salt to top


  1. Preheat the oven to 175C / 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Whip together the butter and sugar using an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
  3. Sift and stir to combined in the rest of the ingredients. Divide the dough into two.
  4. Shape each of the dough pieces into a roll and place on the prepared baking trays. Flatten ever so slightly.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool for a few minutes before cutting on the diagonal to about 2cm / 1 inch cookies.

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