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Finnish Christmas Cookies Recipe

Finnish Christmas Cookies Recipe

"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. YIELD:36 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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galleyslave User ID: 386297 51801
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

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

TessaC User ID: 1755420 20112
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"

tonyalao User ID: 2075584 16034
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!"

PeggysPotions User ID: 3295835 50200
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2008

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

elisabet51 User ID: 2712799 21122
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2007

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


Carol Passey User ID: 2610646 202447
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2007

"Hauskaa Joulua from Idaho"

Karen_MI User ID: 760722 25447
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2007

"These sound very good...

Hauskaa Joulua ja onnellista Uatta Vuotta~2008"

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