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Scandinavian Almond Cookies

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Scandinavian Almond Cookies
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 30

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

Updated February 4, 2019
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Ingredients

Cookies

1
pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
egg
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2
teaspoons milk
3/4
cup sliced almonds

Almond Glaze

1
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
5
to 6 teaspoons milk
3
tablespoons sliced almonds

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper; spray with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cookie mix, softened butter, egg, flour and 1 teaspoon almond extract until dough forms.
  • 2
    Divide dough into 3 pieces. Place 2 dough pieces on first cookie sheet. Press each piece into 12x2 1/2-inch rectangle, leaving 4 inches between rectangles. Place remaining piece of dough on second cookie sheet, and repeat shaping.
  • 3
    Brush each rectangle with 1/2 teaspoon milk; sprinkle with 1/4 cup almonds. Press almonds lightly into tops of dough.
  • 4
    Bake one cookie sheet at a time 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown (center will look soft). Cool 1 minute. Using sharp knife, cut each log into 1-inch diagonal slices, making sure to cut completely through almond slices while cutting. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack, leaving slices on parchment paper. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5
    In small bowl, stir powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract and 5 to 6 teaspoons milk until desired consistency. Drizzle over cookies; sprinkle 3 tablespoons almonds over tops. Let stand about 1 hour or until glaze is set. Store loosely covered at room temperature up to 2 days.

Expert Tips

  • Toast the almond slices for a nuttier almond flavor. Toast nuts in shallow pan in 350°F oven 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  • Large cookie sheets are used in this recipe to give the cookie dough logs enough room to spread during baking. No large cookie sheets? Use a standard cookie sheet, and bake 1 dough rectangle at a time.
  • Having a kitchen ruler is very helpful when a recipe calls for dough measurements.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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