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Saturday, December 22, 2012

♥ Finnish Christmas Cookies ♥


Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped almonds
  • Colored sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 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° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 6 dozen.

 ~~Taste of home, December/January 1998~~

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