Scandinavian Almond Cookies

Making traditional Scandinavian almond-flavored cookies just got easier by using a cookie mix.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

Cookies

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/3
cup butter, softened
1
egg
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon almond extract
3
teaspoons milk
1
cup sliced almonds

Almond Glaze

1
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
5
to 6 teaspoons milk
2
tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, egg, flour and 1 teaspoon almond extract until dough forms. Divide dough into 3 equal parts; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Press each into 12x3-inch rectangle.
  • 2 Brush each rectangle with 1 teaspoon milk; sprinkle with 1/3 cup almonds. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; cut into 1-inch diagonal slices. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, stir powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract and 5 to 6 teaspoons milk until desired consistency. Drizzle over cookies; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons almonds.

Expert Tips

Toast the almond slices for a nuttier almond flavor. Toast nuts in shallow pan in 350ºF oven about 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.