Why are these cookies called Finnish bread? No one actually knows. We know the recipe appeared around 1900 and that the author of the cookbook traveled a lot, so maybe she got inspired by a Finnish cookie and called her creation Finnish bread 🙂
Bakers please note: These cookies are soft when hot and will only harden once cold.
Makes approximately 125
250 gram of butter
375 gram of flour
85 gram of sugar
Pearl sugar and chopped almonds for topping
Cut the butter into smaller pieces. Mix it into the flour (it should look a bit like grated cheese when mixed good)
Mix in sugar and the egg.
Leave in fridge for 1 hour
Roll out the dough to approx. 1 ½ cm thickness. Then cut into little squares 5 cm long, and 2 cm wide.
Place the cookies on a baking tray with a bit of space between.
Beat an egg and use it to “paint” the top of the cookies and sprinkle pearl sugar and almonds on top.
Bake at 200 C for 10 min at the top of the oven.