Finnish Cookies / Danish Finsk Broed

Recipe by Deantini
READY IN: 40mins


  • 3 34
    cups all-purpose flour (375 g)
  • 12
    cup sugar (85 g)
  • 1
    cup butter
  • 2
    eggs, divided, NOTE
  • 14
    cup almonds, skinned (best if freshly skinned whole almonds are used instead of pre-skinned in a package)
  • 1
    tablespoon sugar


  • Mix flour and sugar in a bowl, cut the butter in small pieces and cut it into the flour mixture.
  • Whip one egg and add to the dough, Gather the dough quickly. If you find the dough is too dry you can add a bit of water to help gather the dough.
  • Divide the dough into 4 portions and roll the dough into long ropes about as thick as your finger. Flatten the 'ropes' and cut them into 2 inch long cookies.
  • Place the cookies on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and let them rest in a cool place for at least one hour.
  • Meanwhile - chop the almonds roughly and mix them with 1 tbsp sugar.
  • Whip one egg.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Brush the cookies with egg and dust with almond/sugar mix.
  • Bake the cookies for 12-15 min at 400 F until golden.