Sugar Cookies (Scandinavian)

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 45mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Beat the butter until creamy. Beat in the sugar until well blended.
  • Stir in the egg, then the salt, cardamom, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  • Slowly add the flour, blending well.
  • Refrigerate the dough for 30-90 minutes. Take out only enough to work with at one time.
  • Roll to 1/8" thickness on a lightly floured board. (Flour the rolling pin lightly, too, or use a rolling pin cover.) Cut the dough with floured cutters.
  • Place cookies on ungreased baking sheets (optional: use parchment paper). Leave a little room between cookies. Dust with the sugar of your choice and bake at 350°F for 11-15 minutes until lightly browned at edges. Remove cookies from baking sheets after 1-2 minutes and let them cool.
  • These cookies may be frozen. You can refrigerate the dough or even freeze it for later use.