Sandbakkels – Norwegian Christmas Cookies

By on 05/12/2015

Sandbakkels – Norwegian Christmas Cookies

Sandbakkels (or sun buckle cookies) are a shortbread-type cookie generally made around holiday time for Christmas. Sandbakkels are plain, but they can also be enjoyed as a bowl for puddings, fruit and cream, ice cream… really, anything goes.

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar (white or brown)
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cream butter, sugar. (Having the butter at room temperature to begin with helps a lot.)
Add egg, then flour, & then flavoring.

Press the dough into sandbakkel tins, making the dough thin, but even throughout. If it gets too thin near the top edges, they’ll brown a little.


Bake at 350 in sandbakkel tins placed on a cookie sheet for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Turn molds upside down and tap gently until cookies are released from tins. Makes about 35-40.


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