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finska kakor (finnish cakes)

Recipe by
Linda Kauppinen
Greenwood, FL

This is a recipe from my late mother-in-law and hails from Finland. These cookies are oh so buttery and a wonderful addition during the holidays. Note: The prep time includes chilling the dough.

yield serving(s)
prep time 3 Hr
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For finska kakor (finnish cakes)

  • 3/4 c
    butter (soft)
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2 c
    sifted flour
  • 1/3 c
    blanched almonds, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 lg
    egg (egg white only slightly beaten)

How To Make finska kakor (finnish cakes)

  • 1
    Mix thoroughly with hands: butter, sugar and almond extract Add in sifted flour
  • 2
    Wrap dough ball in plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator to chill about 2 hours or longer.
  • 3
    When you are ready to bake, remove dough from refrigerator and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 4
    lightly flour your surface and roll dough out about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into strips about 2 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inch wide.
  • 5
    Brush tops lightly with egg white and sprinkle with a mixture of Tbsp sugar and almonds.
  • 6
    Carefully transfer several strips at a time to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake just until cookies begin to turn a very delicate golden brown (17 to 20 minutes)