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  • Odense Almond Paste

    Odense Almond Paste is manufactured in Denmark, using the finest California almonds that have been blanched, mixed with sugar, and rolled through Italian millstones. Adding the delicate flavor of almonds can make an ordinary recipe extraordinary.

Norwegian Christmas Cookies

Norwegian Christmas Cookies Recipe
We thank Nancy from Maine for this fantastic cookie. It's crisp on the outside but chewy on the inside. Serve them plain or sprinkled with colored sugar for a festive touch.

About 40 cookies


25 minutes to assemble
10-12 minutes to bake

  • 1-7oz box Odense Almond Paste, grated
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar, plus extra for pressing cookies
  • 1 large egg and one egg white, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • Optional: colored sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 cookie sheets or line with parchment.
2. Add Almond Paste, butter and 1 cup of sugar to mixing bowl. Beat until well combined. Add egg and egg white. Beat on high for 3 minutes.
3. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture, oats and coconut to almond mixture. Mix until combined. Form into 1" balls and place on prepared sheets. A small cookie scoop with a wire release makes quick work of this step.
4. To slightly flatten balls, dip a flat bottomed glass into granulated sugar and press down lightly. Leave plain or, depending on the occasion, sprinkle with colored sugar.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks. Store in an air-tight container between layers of wax paper. Cookies can be frozen for two months. Thaw on shelf, not in microwave.

Electric Mixer
Wire racks
Optional: A 1 1/2" cookie scoop with a wire release


Norwegian Christmas Cookies

Nutrition Facts:*



FAT: 8g


SODIUM: 45mg 

CARBS: 27g



*Nutrition Facts are estimates only.  For questions or specific information, email

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