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Finsk Brød (Finnish Shortbread)

A traditional yuletide Scandinavian shortbread cookie topped with a tasty glaze of chopped almonds and sugar.
Course Snack, teatime
Cuisine Danish
Keyword cookies, scandinavian, shortbread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 60 pieces
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 250 g / 9 oz Plain flour
  • 175 g / 6 oz Salted butter
  • 75 g / 2 ½ oz Granulated sugar
  • 50 g / 2 oz Whole almonds chopped
  • 1 tblsp Granulated sugar
  • 1 large free-range egg whisked for egg wash


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the sugar and cut in the butter.
  • Using you hand knead together to form a dough.
  • Roll dough out into a large rectangle about ½ cm deep.
  • Egg wash the surface and scatter on the chopped almonds and then the sugar.
  • Press down gently with your hand (to stop the nuts falling off).
  • Cut into rectangles 2 cm x 5 cm.
  • Place on baking paper on 2 large baking sheets.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on baking trays for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.