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Swedish Almond Cookie Recipe

A wonderfully nutty and buttery Swedish cookie recipe that is fun to make and absolutely delicious! Butter, almonds and sugar, what could be more delightful? Perfect for a cookie exchange.

Authentic Swedish Almond Cookie Recipe with almonds, butter, sugar, flour and cream. I had SO MUCH FUN making these! Try making these at Christmas with your friends or any special occasion. | FusionCraftiness.com

With a name like Lindquist, one might assume I am all about baking Swedish cookies or at least have a Christmas cookie repertoire that rivals Mormors and Farmors, Swedish grandmothers.  Sadly, not true.  I don’t even have a drop of Scandinavian blood in me, the name was the wonderful gift my hubby gave me.   I don’t even know how to bake per se.  I can follow recipes, usually.  I can experiment, a little.  I am learning though, the chemistry and physics, sometimes the biology too, of baking.  It’s December and even I have baking fever.  So warm up your mixers and food processors, I am taking you on a Swedish baking Christmas Adventure!  No worries, everything is for the average home cook and new cooks too!

The Swedish Almond Cookie I am going to share with you is adapted from the book, Cooking the Scandinavian Way by Elna Adlerbert.  It’s a vintage book, which is super fun to work with, I highly recommend it.  Vintage cookbooks are interesting, they are not as detailed as modern cookbooks.  With this recipe I had to time the cookies in the oven and convert some of the ounce measurements into cups and grams to make more sense to the modern European and American cooks.

This recipe is not hard but I had to practice on a few cookies until I got the cooling stage just right.  Don’t worry friends, I will walk you right through it.

Authentic Swedish Almond Cookie Recipe with almonds, butter, sugar, flour and cream. I had SO MUCH FUN making these! Try making these at Christmas with your friends or any special occasion. | FusionCraftiness.com

The first steps are pretty easy, grind the almonds in food processor and throw all of the ingredients into a medium sauce pan, cook to just simmer, stirring occasionally.

Authentic Swedish Almond Cookie Recipe with almonds, butter, sugar, flour and cream. I had SO MUCH FUN making these! Try making these at Christmas with your friends or any special occasion. | FusionCraftiness.com

Once warm and melted, spoon out the mixture with a tablespoon, leaving plenty of room for spreading.  I only baked 6 cookies at a time here.

Authentic Swedish Almond Cookie Recipe with almonds, butter, sugar, flour and cream. I had SO MUCH FUN making these! Try making these at Christmas with your friends or any special occasion. | FusionCraftiness.com

You can see how much they spread.  Let cool for about 2 minutes, they should be able to be loosened with a spatula and rolled around the handle of a wooden spoon.  If not, let cool another minutes and try again.  A silicone liner for your baking sheet is perfect for this recipe.  If you don’t have one, be sure to butter and flour the baking sheet well.

Authentic Swedish Almond Cookie Recipe with almonds, butter, sugar, flour and cream. I had SO MUCH FUN making these! Try making these at Christmas with your friends or any special occasion. | FusionCraftiness.com
Authentic Swedish Almond Cookie Recipe with almonds, butter, sugar, flour and cream. I had SO MUCH FUN making these! Try making these at Christmas with your friends or any special occasion. | FusionCraftiness.com
Authentic Swedish Almond Cookie Recipe with almonds, butter, sugar, flour and cream. I had SO MUCH FUN making these! Try making these at Christmas with your friends or any special occasion. | FusionCraftiness.com

If you didn’t leave enough room, like I did, simply cut the cookies out using a pizza cutter.

Authentic Swedish Almond Cookie Recipe with almonds, butter, sugar, flour and cream. I had SO MUCH FUN making these! Try making these at Christmas with your friends or any special occasion. | FusionCraftiness.com

Once the cookies are rolled, cool in  a single layer and store in an airtight container until ready to eat.

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Authentic Swedish Almond Cookie Recipe with almonds, butter, sugar, flour and cream. I had SO MUCH FUN making these! Try making these at Christmas with your friends or any special occasion. | FusionCraftiness.com

Swedish Almond Cookie Recipe

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

A wonderful Swedish Almond Cookie recipe perfect for your Christmas cookie swap.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of almonds, ground (100g)
  • 1 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of white sugar (100g)
  • 1 cup of salted butter (100g)
  • 2 Tbs cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 424F (Regulo 6)
  2. Ground almonds in a food processor. Add almonds and the rest of the ingredients into a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer, remove from heat.
  3. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or butter and flour the baking sheet well.
  4. Spoon out mixture with a tablespoon, leaving plenty of room for spreading.
  5. Bake about 4 minutes, until edges are golden brown.
  6. Remove, cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes, until the cookies can be loosened with a spatula without breaking. This should be the texture of a rubber coaster, bendy but not breaky.
  7. Roll cookie around the handle of a wooden spoon and rest in a single layer to cool. Store in an airtight container.
  8. God jul!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

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Hannah

Saturday 27th of June 2020

Yum, these cookies taste great! The dough was easy to make but I had a little trouble making the cookie. Mine aren’t going to win any beauty pageant but I got the hang of them by the end. Oh and did I mention they’re yummy!!

Tina

Saturday 27th of June 2020

I could have eaten the whole batch. It took me several to get the hang of it. Working with soft lacy cookie dough is tricky but I think totally worth it. Glad you loved it!!

matt

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

I made these gems using almond flour because I’m lazy. They are amazing. I will warn anyone else that falls in love with them to make certain they can bake them immediately if the pan cools too much the cookies don’t turn out right. Also don’t try to reheat the pan mixture it doesn’t turn out well. At least this was my experience but it could be due to the almond flour in place of freshly ground almond

Tina

Monday 14th of January 2019

That's a good point. I do remember devouring these and gifting some to a contractor that was working on our house. He made a point to tell my husband how amazing they were. It did take me a little practice to roll them but after a few I got it down. Glad you enjoyed these Matt!

Veena Azmanov

Saturday 2nd of December 2017

I love almond flavored cookies and these looks so good. Love the caramelized edges - my favorite part. Yum.

chris

Saturday 2nd of December 2017

Never tried swedish almond cookie before but after reading this I'm certainly going to give them a try!! Thanks for sharing :)

Brandi

Saturday 2nd of December 2017

Almonds are my fav! These look so great and perfect for the season!

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