Sandbakkels ~ A Norwegian Cookie {Secret Recipe Club}
Recipe type: Cookies, Dessert, Christmas
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Serves: 48 cookies
A traditional Norwegian Christmas shortbread type of a cookie that's baked in tins.
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar (I used extra ¼ cup)
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (I used extra ¼ cup)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In mixer, cream together butter and all sugars.
  3. Add in egg, vanilla and salt. Mix well.
  4. Add in flour and mix until just combined.
  5. Roll into a good sized ball and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. When all cookies are on the sheet, flatten each ball with a sugared bottom of a glass till flat.
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until done keeping a close eye.
  8. Cool on baking sheet on a cooling rack.
  9. Eat them topped with jam of choice (mine was Lingonberry from Ikea). I also topped them with homemade whipped cream and then added the jam on top of that.
  10. *** If you have the Sandbakkel tins, press into tins to bake and bake for 10-13 minutes. Cool in tins for 5 minutes and turn upside down to tap out. Fill with jam or lemon curd, topping of choice. ***
  11. CALORIE COUNT: Each cookie is 65 calories if made in the method I made.
Recipe by Creative Kitchen at