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Scandinavian Christmas Cookies

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Scandinavian Christmas Cookies

It’s not too late to make Christmas cookies!  If you’re looking for an easy recipe here is one that it both traditional and delicious.  You can leave them plain or coat them in powdered sugar.  I left mine plain, but it’s your call.

INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Powdered Sugar (Plus More For Dredging)

1 Cup Softened Unsalted Butter

1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

2 Cups Unbleached Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

2 Cups Finely Chopped Toasted Walnuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a large-size bowl combine sugar, butter, and vanilla.  Beat on medium speed until smooth and combined.  Add flour, nuts, and salt.  Beat until just combined.  Using a teaspoon, portion and shape dough into balls.  Place 2 inches apart on parchment paper lined baking sheets.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly golden.  Remember that each oven has a mind of its own and heats differently.  Remove from oven and place warm cookies in a bowl of powdered sugar and toss until evenly coated.  Transfer to wire rack to let cool completely.  Makes about 5 dozen depending on what size you make the cookies.

Victoria Glavin Hart

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