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Norwegian Cookies

Total Time

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

Makes

About 4-1/2 dozen

This recipe was passed down to me from my mother-in-law. The soft sugar cookies are a favorite with our four children. —Karen Skowronek, Minot, North Dakota
Norwegian Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Red and/or green colored sugar

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add egg and extracts; beat until well. Add flour and nuts; beat just until moistened. Cover and chill 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Flatten to 1/4-in. thickness with a glass dipped in colored sugar. Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired. Bake until cookies are set, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 68 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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