Finnish Butter Cookies

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Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep
3 hrs
Cook
30 mins

Found in Dec/Jan 1996 issue of Taste of Home, submitted by Audrey Thibodeau.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 177.44 ml butter, softened
  • 59.14 ml plus 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 4.92 ml almond extract
  • 473.18 ml all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 78.07 ml ground almonds

Directions

  1. Cream butter and 1/4 cups sugar.
  2. Stir in almond extract.
  3. Add 1 1/4 cups flour and mix well.
  4. Knead in remaining 3/4 cups flour.
  5. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  6. Roll out onto a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness.
  7. Cut with a 1 1/2-2 inch cookie cutter.
  8. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  9. Beat egg white until foamy and brush over cookies.
  10. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and almonds.
  11. Bake at 350 F until lightly browned, about 7-8 minutes.