Difficulty: Intermediate Prep time 20 mins Cook time 45 mins Rest time 8 hrs Total time 9 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 60


This is a family version of a traditional Scandinavian recipe. They are not sweet, and they are wonderful with a cup of joe.


For the cookies

To serve


  1. Gather all your ingredients
  2. Grind the walnuts
  3. Mix

    Mix the butter, sugar, and salt until it is creamy.

  4. Add ground walnuts

    Mix until well combined.

  5. Add flour

    Fold in the flour until it forms a dough. Near the end you can use your hands to form the dough ball. Then cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for at least 2 hours (overnight is better).

  6. Prehear oven to 150°C (300°F)

    These cookies are baked at a low heat and will melt in your mouth.

  7. Form cookies

    The dough might be a little dry, so when you form the cookie balls it would be good to slightly press them. Make each cookie slightly smaller than a ping-pong ball. When the cookies bake they will hold their shape, so you can place them tightly together.

  8. Bake

    Bake for 45-60 minutes, until they are browned on the bottom.

  9. Powdered sugar

    After baking and while the cookies are still warm, place the cookies in a bag with powdered sugar to coat.

  10. Serve

    These cookies store well in a sealed container. Separate each layer of cookies with waxed paper. If you live in a humid climate, you can freeze the cookies so that the powdered sugar does not dissolve.

    Cool completely before storing.

    Before serving you can coat again with powdered sugar if desired.


You can use a rotary cheese grater or a mouli-grater to grind the walnuts:

You can also use a food processor, but it will not have the same texture.

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