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Grandma's Recipes One By One!


on December 17, 2014

Today we’re making Sandbakkels. This is another Norwegian cookie made in special tins that you can get from Nordic Ware here. Grandma loved these cookies and I started making them for her when she couldn’t make them anymore. They are made from a simple recipe and are so delicious.


Here is the recipe as I made it:


1 cup butter

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 egg, beaten

2 cups sifted flour

Cream butter and sugar together.

Add extract and egg.

Mix well.

Add flour.

Chill dough 1 hour.

Pinch off small amount of dough and press into tins.

Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes.

When done, turn upside down.

Tap tins lightly until cookie falls out!


I mix up the dough and wrap it in plastic wrap to chill.


I used a ball of dough about the size of a walnut to press into the tins. It works better to have too much dough than not enough and have to try to patch it in. I was thinking that I had them pretty thin, but as usual, not as thin as Grandma’s. Put the tins on a baking sheet to bake.


You can see that they still got a bit thick in the middle. Turn them over to cool a few minutes before trying to take off the tins.


Just a tap or two and the cookie really does fall right out!


I have Grandma’s tins in these two shapes plus one smaller one.


Stack them up and enjoy!


These cookies are great with a cup of coffee, or tea, or hot chocolate. Santa wouldn’t mind having a few of these!




3 responses to “Sandbakkels

  1. mom says:

    Wish I had one right now………………

  2. […] have had a Scandinavian baking day (I’ve posted about a couple of those other cookies – Sanbakkelse, Spritz Cookies, Lefse, and Lefse #2) where my mom comes and one or both of my daughters, so the […]

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