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Cardamom Swedish Rusks Recipe

You'll be remembered for these cookies when you serve them for a morning coffee or at a gathering. Melted chips drizzled on top make them look fancy, but they're so easy to make.—Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min. YIELD:13 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, cream and extract. Combine the remaining ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture (batter will be thick).
  • 2. Spoon into three greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes.
  • 3. Remove to a cutting board; cut each loaf into nine slices with a serrated knife. Place cut side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn slices; bake 10 minutes longer or until crisp and golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 27 cookies.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 305 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 287 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.