25 Days of Cookies - Day 17 - Finnish Almond Cookies

One of the things I love most about my cookie recipes is that they come from all over!  I got this one from a friend at a cookie swap a few years ago!

Finnish Almond Cookies

3/4 cup (180 ml) butter
1/4 cup (60 ml) plus 1 Tbs (15 ml) sugar
1 tsp (5 ml) almond extract
2 cups (500 ml) sifted all-purpose flour
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1/2 cups (125 ml) finely chopped blanched almonds
  1. Beat the butter, 1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar, and almond extract until thoroughly combined. Stir in the flour and mix well with your hands.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. 
  3. Roll on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 1/4 inch (5 mm). Cut into strips about 2 1/2 x 3/4 inches (7 x 2 cm). Brush with the beaten egg white. Combine the chopped almonds with the remaining tablespoon (15 ml) of sugar and sprinkle over the dough. 
  4. Carefully transfer to an ungreased baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350F (180C) oven just until the cookies are very lightly browned, 17 to 20 minutes.

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Makes about 4 dozen.