Finnish Cookie Sticks Recipe -
Finnish Cookie Sticks Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Finnish Cookie Sticks

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"Light and crispy cookies that are a Finnish tradition!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Stir in 1 egg and almond extract. Combine the salt and flour; stir into the sugar mixture with your hands until a smooth dough forms. Roll dough into log shaped pieces about 1/2 inch thick and 2 to 3 inches long. Dip each piece in the beaten eggs, then in remaining 1/2 cup sugar and then roll them in almonds. Place them 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 04, 2008

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 30, 2009

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.


41 Ratings

Jan 23, 2009

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.

Dec 19, 2006

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. delicious

Dec 19, 2003

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.

Dec 17, 2008

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.

Dec 07, 2008

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.

Nov 26, 2008

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.


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  • Calories
  • 815 kcal
  • 41%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 86 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 205 mg
  • 68%
  • Fat
  • 46.7 g
  • 72%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 16 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 363 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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