Scandinavian almond biscuits

    35 min

    These are my family's favourite biscuit. They are simple to make, unique and pretty. A wonderful recipe to make for a Christmas food gift. Take your recipe along, everyone will want a copy!

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    Serves: 48 

    • 125g butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 225g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 50g flaked almonds
    • Almond icing
    • 125g icing sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
    • 4 tablespoons milk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:10min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas mark 3. Line baking trays with baking parchment.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and almond extract; mix until fluffy. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt; mix well.
    3. Divide dough into 4 pieces, and roll each one into a log about 30cm long. Place 2 logs per baking tray 10 to 13cm apart. Flatten each roll by hand until it is about 7cm wide. Brush flattened roll with milk and sprinkle with sliced almonds.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. While the biscuits are still warm, cut them crosswise at a diagonal, into slices about 2.5cm wide. When cool, drizzle with almond icing.
    5. Almond icing: In a small bowl, stir together icing sugar, almond extract and milk until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled biscuits.

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    Great biscuits and so tasty and morish!  -  03 Jun 2013


    I don't know what I did wrong but the dough was awfully sticky  -  12 Dec 2010


    Wonderful! These were not only amazing to eat, but they also smelled terrific. I doubled the almond extract (I LOVE the smell/taste of if you're a big almond fan, I recommend this) and ended up adding an extra egg because my dough wasn't moist enough. This gave the cookies an even lighter consistancy and REALLY made them melt in your mouth. I will be making these again soon...thanks for the recipie!  -  27 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)