Swedish Almond Cookies:
Rolled Biscuit Shortbread Cookies
Swedish Almond Cookies are rich shortbread, flavored with
almond, which are sliced during baking to give cookies a biscuit-like texture.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Bake time: 30-40 minutes, divided
Makes about 6-8 dozen sliced cookies, depending on how they
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ounce almond extract
3 tablespoons cream or half-and-half
1 cup raw or coarse sugar
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar together
until light and fluffy.
- On a low speed, blend in dry ingredients to creamed mixture,
adding a bit at a time and mixing until smooth. Add almond extract and cream.
Mix well. Dough will appear crumbly.
- Turn out dough onto a floured surface and work into a ball.
Divide dough into four parts. Set four portions in four corners of an ungreased
baking sheet or two portions each on two different baking sheets. Use a rolling
pin to flatten each portion into a six-inch circle. Cover trays securely with
plastic wrap. Set baking trays in refrigerator to chill for about 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- Beat egg until frothy. Use a pastry brush to spread beaten
egg on the surfaces of the dough rounds. Sprinkle surfaces with coarse sugar.
- Bake cookies for 20 minutes. Remove baking sheets from the
oven. Reduce oven temperature to 300º F. Use a sharp knife to cut ½ inch – ¾
inch slices horizontally across the rounds. Then cut rounds vertically in half.
Return cookies to the oven for 10-20 minutes. Remove baking sheets from the
oven. Let cookies cool for about 5 minutes on baking sheets before using a
spatula to remove them from the sheet to a cooling rack.
- Allow cookies to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
A Special Tip from
If you prefer chewy Swedish Almond Cookies, bake for about
10 minutes during the second phase in the oven. If you like cookies to be
crisper, bake up to 20 minutes before removing for the oven to be cooled.
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