Almond Coated Cookies ( Serinakaker )

Originally these cookies are from the Scandinavian . It was my first time trying making it , it is buttery and mildly sweet , they’re not overly sweet like most butter cookies .

Direction : 

2/3 cup of butter , softened

1/2 cup of sugar

1/4 tsp. baking powder

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour

1 cup coarsely chopped almond

1. In a large bowl , beat the butter and sugar until fluffy . Then add ONE egg , and vanilla , beat until combined .Add the flour at the end . Chill the dough in the fridge so it will be easy to handle . Chill about couple of hours .

2. Toast the almond with about 1-2 tbsp. of sugar on a skillet medium heat . Keep stirring , the almond will start to turn brown . Once it’s done , remove from skillet , transfer into a wax paper . Once it’s cooled , put them in the food processor and pulse few times until it’s coarsely chopped but still hold its shape , you don’t want almond powder .

3. Take the dough out from the fridge , and using a small spoon , shape the dough into a small ball about 3/4 inch ball , and then dip them into a bowl of beaten egg , and roll them onto the chopped toasted almond . Place the dough into the parchment paper lined cookie sheet and flatten them gently with a fork . Bake at 375 F for about 8-10 minutes .

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