Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sandbakkel Cookie Recipe


I dug out my sandbakkel tins and made a batch to freeze for Christmas. It's been a few years since I've made these. I forgot how good they are!


Sandbakkel are a Scandinavian type shortbread cookie baked in special tins. You can find the tins here. I got my tins from my mom. They are a bit battered, but seasoned well after so many uses. When you first get them, you need to butter them and put them in the oven for awhile. You aren't supposed to wash them after use....just wipe them clean.


These cookies are a bit putsy. First you have to spread the dough evenly in the tins with your fingers, bake them, cool them a bit, then tap them until the cookie falls out. I only have about a dozen tins, so the process takes a few hours before they are all baked. But once they are done, you have a delicious almond shortbread type cookie!

They are good plain, or used as a tart and filled with cream and berries. I love them both ways!

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Sandbakkel

1/2 c. sugar
2 T. brown sugar
2 T. powdered sugar
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c.butter
1 egg
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. flour

Mix well. Press into tins and bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

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Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

These are so pretty aznd a great excuse to buy mor equipment as I love molds, tins, tart pans, etc. I enjoyed your post.

HappyPlaceJen said...

These look so good!!

Katerina said...

These cookies look so elegant Laurie. They are the perfect treat for the holidays.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

You feature such great and unique cookie recipes--I love it! These sound delicious :-)

Judee@glutenfreeA-Z said...

They are so cute and look easy to make. Thanks for sharing..

Anonymous said...

I like your version of sandbakkels.. the only ingredient different than my mothers is the powdered sugar.. going to give your's a try.. they are defiantely the hit at our cookie table...

Rose Gold said...

These look great and not so expensive. I love the almond extract in a cookie actually I love your whole recipe.