Finnish Butter Cookies Recipe
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Finnish Butter Cookies Recipe

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These crispy Finnish cookies have a delicate texture and wonderful almond flavor! —Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 56 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Gradually add 1-1/4 cups flour. Knead in remaining flour. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 in. thickness. Cut with a 1-1/2 to 2-in. cookie cutter; place on ungreased baking sheets. Beat egg white until foamy; brush over cutouts. Sprinkle with sugar and almonds.
  3. Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Finnish Butter Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p13

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sweet_but_i_bite User ID: 1798655 215787
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"I tried this recipe... the dough was too dry and crumbly after adding only 1/2 cup of flour. I eventually got it mixed in and formed a ball. When I took it out of the refrigerator it was solid as a rock! I might try them again, and see if I was just having an off baking day."

jkeubanks User ID: 7016795 17494
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"not very good."

ddogwife User ID: 7053991 3157
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"I am not sure what went wrong but my dough was incredibly crumbly. Bummer because they smell so good."

1415San User ID: 1388729 3156
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"This recipe is delicious. I will be sure to make them for Christmas and probably before. I think they would be good with coffee and ice cream."

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