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Finnish Christmas Cookies

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars

"'My friend bakes these cookies at Christmas,' says Judith Outlaw of Portland, Oregon. 'They're popular at cookie exchanges, but my friend's husband urges her not to trade any of them!'"
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 36 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in flour. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Roll out onto a well-floured surface to 1/4-in. thickness. Brush lightly with egg. Sprinkle with almonds and sugar if desired. Using a fluted pastry cutter or knife, cut into 2-in. x 1-in. strips. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minute or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

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i made these at Xmas time. i used a cookie cutter with them instead of cutting them into bars and took them to work.. EVERYONE who had them raved. the only modification is that i used sugar in t...

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I made these for our Finnish exchange student that we're hosting for the year. She said they were similar to a Finnish butter cookie but not quite. She still liked them a lot. They were not swee...

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i made these at Xmas time. i used a cookie cutter with them instead of cutting them into bars and took them to work.. EVERYONE who had them raved. the only modification is that i used sugar in t...

Simple sweet treat. I had a bit of trouble with them falling apart and also burning if not removed from the oven at precisely the right time.

I ended up rolling them into little balls and cutting them in half. Then I dipped each one (it was a little tedious ;)) into the egg and then dipped them in brown sugar since I didn't have any a...

Very easy and simple. Kinda-like a shortbread but thin and crisp. Nice flavor.

Easy & delicious! VERY rich - my family couldn't eat the whole batch so I took them to work & got lots of compliments. I left out the egg glaze b/c of an allergy.

I made these for our Finnish exchange student that we're hosting for the year. She said they were similar to a Finnish butter cookie but not quite. She still liked them a lot. They were not swee...