I remember making these with my mother when I was little. I carry on this tradition, even in her absence with my own kids. It helps us miss her a little bit less. Light and crispy, these are super easy to make, roll, and cut with cookie cutters! No refrigeration required, so you can be enjoying these with your family sooner!
Swedish Almond Cookies
3/4 cup softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 T. almond extract (learn how to make our own here)
2 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 400°. Bring butter and eggs to room temperature. Cream softened butter with sugar and beat until fluffy. Add in eggs and almond extract. Sift together flour and baking powder and add in one cup at a time. Dough may be stiff, but that’s okay. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface until about 1/4″ thick. Cut out desired shapes and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
Cool on rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
If frosting, place cooled cookies in the freezer for an hour or so to make easier to handle!