Finnish Butter Cookies

by elyn_ryn

When Christmas approaches, large tins of holiday butter cookies appear in stores and that is my signal that I need to get started on my Christmas shopping! The tinned cookies always look so appetizing but I can never remember which ones are my favorites and invariably purchase the wrong cookies.

This recipe makes a delicious cookie that is not too sweet and has a few almonds and coarse sugar on top. If you don’t eat almonds, just leave them off and only sprinkle the sugar. They will definitely taste just as good!

These cookies are easy to mix and the only tricky part is rolling them out. If the dough is too cold, it is hard and tough to roll. If the dough is too warm, it can be too soft to hold a shape. Fortunately, these cookies are very forgiving and you can roll them more than once if necessary. I like to divide the dough into 4 pieces so that I can work with a small piece to roll and then cut out shapes.

You can always forgo cutting shapes and roll out one large piece of dough and then slice it into equal pieces. Using this method I like to cut little rectangles. Remember, if you want the yield to match the recipe, cut out 36 cookies. Enjoy!

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Finnish Butter Cookies
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
dozen
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
dozen
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Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla until creamy and smooth. Stir in the flour and then beat until well mixed. Turn the dough out onto a large piece of plastic cling film and wrap up tightly and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thick on a floured surface. Flour the top so the dough doesn't stick to the rolling pin. Use cookie cutters to cut out simple shapes or roll the dough into a large rectangle and cut it into small rectangles. Brush dough with the egg and sprinkle almonds and coarse sugar over top.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

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