"Light and crispy cookies that are a Finnish tradition!" — MISS_MARSH
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1 1/2 cups
finely chopped almonds
These were our favorite new Christmas cookies. I hated the double dipping, & decided after to mix colored sugar with the nuts and put them on at once. They looked fabulous & the nuts didn't have trouble sticking once the sugar was on, as in the original directions. With these modifications, 5 stars. The taste is a wonderful almond flavor. Without modifications, because of the mess I'd say 4 stars.
these were a disaster!!!! i made these cookies for my geography class and people were scared to eat them. I had no idea what kind of almonds to use, so i pu in blanched almonds. Like other reviews suiggested, i combined the sugar and almonds together to roll the sticks in. This method worked okay for the first like 15 cookies but then the mixture became so saturated with the egg that came of the sticks, that i could only get the stuff to stick in akward clumps. When they came out of the oven almost all of the cookies were pretty gross looking, a yellowish color and with strange clumps. When i tried them, the coating was chewy and oddly flavorless. The inside was okay iguess but had a weird aftertaste.
I cannot believe that these cookies haven't been reviewed here for 3 years? I made these cookies today. They taste wonderful. They remind me of marzipan! My dough was a little on the dry side and hard to work with, so next time I would try 2.75 cups of flour and see how it is then before adding the full 3 cups. I started out with chopped almonds and ended up using VERY, VERY finely chopped almonds! Just chopped them even smaller in my food precessor so they really coated and stuck to the cookies. Will make again for sure! Thanks! ***re-reviewed 1.22.09 - I made these again this past Christmas and added in Raw Sugar (the large brown crystals) with the ground almonds. It was fantastic. It did make them a bit sweeter and crunchy. I like them both ways.
I LOVED THESE !! They are good alone or with coffee.
I have made them putting the nuts in the dough and rolling them in course sugar.
My daughter made this recipe for her geography class to go with her report on Finland. She didn't like the dipping in egg part, but liked the finished product. I thought they were pretty tasty myself.
Follow the original recipe:). I read some of the reviews and omitted the egg paste before the almond/sugar roll because of the mess. You really had to grind the almonds very fine for it to stick well. I had leftover almonds, so I made the recipe again but did the egg paste. It really was not that messy! And the cookies looked exactly like the picture because the paste was able to grab on to the bigger pieces of almonds and to the festive Christmas sugar crystals. In the end, the cookies did taste the same but the 2nd batch had more of a crunch...yummmmm.
Great flavor. Ground whole almonds in food processor. Ran out of almond extract-added some ground almonds into batter. I also combined the sugar and almonds to eliminate one step. I cooked on greased cookie sheet not ungreased. Came out great. Rolled some into balls instead of sticks-still came out good. Will definitely make next year for Christmas.
I rate this a 4 only because of the messy factor. I actually made 3 cookies as suggested, then mixed in my almonds in the dough. They took 12 minutes to cook and are delicious. They don't look as festive as the picture though, so I'm making a thin glaze frosting to put on top.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Finnish Cookie Sticks
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 420
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