Thursday, July 30, 2009

Norwegian Cookies (I *Heart* Christmas!)

Christmas BG! Pictures, Images and Photos
So why not celebrate by participating in
Life as Mom's Ultimate Recipe Swap: Christmas Must-Haves? It's Christmas in July people, and it looks like she's getting a great group of recipes together; I'm really looking forward to exploring other reader's must-haves. I really love the whole holiday season and this seems like a wonderful idea for a recipe swap! My contribution: Norwegian Cookies. Lip-smackin' good!

These cookies turn out crispy, and although I'm not a huge fan of crispy cookies in general, these are definitely the exception. I made them for the first time about 3 yrs. ago for Christmas after randomly choosing the recipe from a Taste of Home magazine, and I'm now expected to make at least 2 batches of these during the holidays. Luckily I don't mind since they're so easy! My only substitution is that I use pecans instead of walnuts simply because my parents live on a pecan grove and I get as many as I want for free!

Norwegian Cookies
Recipe from Taste of Home website

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. finely chopped walnuts
Red and/or green colored sugar

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and extracts; beat until light and fluffy. Add flour and nuts; beat just until moistened. Cover and chill 1 hour or until firm enough to handle. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten to 1/4-in. thickness with a glass dipped in colored sugar. Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set. Yield: 3 dozen.

*Tip: I found that the easiest way to get the sugar to stick to the bottom of the glass to press down the cookies is to first rub it on a damp paper towel, then to dip it into the sugar.


  1. Yummy! I found you through the URS. I'll have to put these on my list to try at Christmas.

  2. I love to make cookies and this is one recipe I don't have. THANKS!!! for the new recipe. Geri

  3. These sound yummy! I am jealous that you have all the free pecans you want. They are darn spendy where I live, but I love them, so I just have to fork out the dough.

  4. These cookies sound delicious! Thanks for the tip about getting sugar to stick to the glass.


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