Ruiskakut (Cookies)

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by William Uncle Bill

I found this recipe that was posted in our local newspaper about 4 years ago. These cookies have a delighful nutty flavor. They originated in Finland.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl in an electric mixer, add softened butter and beat on medium-high for 30 seconds.
  2. Add granulated sugar and beat until well combined with butter, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally.
  3. Beat in rye flour and all-purpose flour on low speed until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  4. Add water, tossing mixtue with a fork until dough is moistened.
  5. Gently knead the dough until a ball forms.
  6. Roll dough out of the mixing bowl onto a lightly floured surface.
  7. Using a rolling pin, roll dough out to 1/8" thickness.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  9. Using a 3 inch scalloped cookie cutter, cut out dough.
  10. Re-roll scraps and continue to cut with the cookie cutter.
  11. Using a smaller cookie cutter about 1 inch, cut a hole in the center of each cookie.
  12. Re-roll the holes and cut out again.
  13. Place cut out cookies on an ungreased, parchment lined cookie sheet.
  14. Using a fork, pierce each cut out cookie all over.
  15. Sprinkle cookies with a mixture of both green and white coarse sugars.
  16. Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are firm and begin to brown on the edges.
  17. Carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  18. Store in a container with lid.

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