Finnish Christmas Cookies Recipe
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Finnish Christmas Cookies Recipe

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"My friend bakes these cookies at Christmas," says Judith Outlaw of Portland, Oregon. "They're popular at cookie exchanges, but my friend's husband urges her not to trade any of them!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped almonds
  • Colored sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 177 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Roll out onto a well-floured surface to 1/4-in. thickness. Brush lightly with egg. Sprinkle with almonds and sugar if desired. Using a fluted pastry cutter or knife, cut into 2-in. x 1-in. strips. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Finnish Christmas Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p8

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"If you look at the recipe it says 36 servings which would mean 2 cookies each."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"@tonyalao Both are right. It makes 6 dozen cookies or 36 servings of 2 cookies each. If you look at the nutrition facts a serving is 2 cookies. hth"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"These sound good but I'm confused about how many cookies it makes - it says 36 servings over the ingredients list, but at the end of the recipe it says 6 dozen (?). I'll guess I'll have to make them to find out!"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2008

"I love these cookies as did my hubby and son. I will have to make more for Christmas."

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2007

"Hauskaa Joulua ja Onnellista Uuta Vuotta from Minnesota! These cookies are ihana!


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