Finnish Christmas Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch


about 6 dozen

Updated: Aug. 09, 2023
A friend bakes these cookies at Christmastime. They're popular at cookie exchanges, but my friend's husband urges her not to trade any of them! —Judith Outlaw, Portland, Oregon
Finnish Christmas Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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, 5-7 minutes. 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, if desired, sugar. Using a fluted pastry cutter or knife, cut into 2x1-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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 89 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.