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Finnish Butter Cookies

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
    4 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 56 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Amie
    Dec 4, 2017

    Love these!! My great grandmother used to make these when I was a small child. They are hard to get the hang of making but are so good!

  • sweet_but_i_bite
    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
    Jan 15, 2013

    not very good.

  • ddogwife
    Dec 24, 2012

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

  • 1415San
    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.