Norwegian Almond Cookies | Magnolia Days

Norwegian Almond Cookies

Norwegian Almond Cookies are lightly sweet, full of almond flavor and have an airy-like texture. Make them for special holiday treats and homemade gifts.
Course Cookies
Cuisine Norwegian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 dozen
Author Renee


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup very finely ground unblanched almonds*
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cream butter, confectioners sugar, and salt in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Add almonds and mix until well blended. Add egg and lemon juice and mix until combined.
  4. Add flour and mix until just combined.
  5. Press dough from a cookie press using desired disks at least 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets (do not use parchment or non-stick cooking mat).
  6. Bake for 7 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer cookies immediately to wire racks to cool.

Recipe Notes

*Sift almonds through a coarse sieve or colander to make sure there are no larger bits that will not fit through the holes in the pattern of your cookie press disk.