Swan Cookies Recipe


You would think cookies in the shape of a swan are difficult to make, but in reality they are quite easy when you try. There isn’t much hassle with achieving this creative and yet delicious result, you just have to use any cookie dough, as long as you can roll it. Here is what you’ll need:

• 2 eggs (save the yolk of the second egg to brush over cookies before baking);
• a couple of coffee cups of sugar;
• one and a half coffee cup of vegetable oil;
• one ammoniac soda sachet;
• one coffee cup of milk;
• lemon;
• a small pack of vanilla flavor;

Start by mixing well the eggs and adding the ammoniac sachet, dissolved before in the milk. Then pour the vanilla and some lemon zest in the mix. Add plenty of flour so you’ll make a soft dough. Leave the dough to rest 1 hour in a warm place then knead it again, adding more flour. When it’s ready for rolling, spread it out on the worktable.

Take a tall glass and make some circles in the dough; each will be a swan after you’re done with the shaping process. First, fold the circle in half. Second, use a knife to cut into specific places on the piece of dough; look at the images for guideline. Take the cuts in the way you see in the photos, in order to make the neck, head and tail of the beautiful swan. Repeat the technique for the rest of the circles. Finish by brushing them with the yolk from the second egg. Use chocolate sprinkles to fashion the eyes before sprinkling with sugar on the whole pan covered baking paper. Place in oven at 180-200 degrees Celsius and leave in until it gets a golden color. Finished!








10 Responses to “Swan Cookies Recipe”

  1. Michelle says:

    What size is the coffee cup referenced in the recipe when compared with a standard measuring cup.
    How big is the sachet of ammoniac soda?

    How small is the small pack of vanilla flavor, or how much vanilla extra could be used, e.g. 1 tsp.?

  2. carol says:

    As long as the cup is the same for all measures ie one coffee cup= one cup and one half coffee cup = one half cup. The sachet packet = 1 tsp. Google ammoniac so da. I found that is baking soda + baking powder. I Sam baking tomorrow. I’ll let you know.

  3. Anita says:

    Where does the oil come in? That’s a lot of oil to put in the dough.

  4. Lenina says:

    Ammoniac is NOT baking soda plus baking powder, it is ammonium bicarbonate – used in Europe for some type of cookie dough.


    And this is what the pack of vanilla flavor probably means, also based on what usually means for an European…


  5. Alanda says:

    A good step by step from liveinternet.ru

  6. Paige says:

    For those of us who do not have ammoniac, a close substitute:

    1 teaspoon of baker’s ammonia = 1 teaspoon baking powder (This is very similar, but might not yield as light and crisp a product.) OR 1 teaspoon baking powder plus 1 teaspoon baking soda

  7. Beatrice says:

    there’s no flour?

  8. Amélie says:

    We tried to backe this swans… There was no way to get a dough for making the swans. The dough was like a chewing gum!

  9. Frances says:

    Can someone translate this into U S measurement and convert all thanks

  10. AJ says:

    I found this recipe very difficult to use and ended up using 7cups of flour to make the dough workable. Would not recommend this recipe as the consistency of the cookie didn’t turn out anything like the picture. The design, with the photos however, was easy to follow so next time I’ll use my tried and tested cookie dough recipe!

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