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, 0g 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 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 17494
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"not very good."

ddogwife 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 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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