Norwegian Christmas Cookies - these easy crispy cinnamon cookies, known as Brune Pinner, are a delicious Scandinavian treat
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Norwegian Christmas Cookies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Norwegian
Keyword: cookies, easy dessert
Calories: 5782kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 14 tablespoons butter - room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup sanding sugar
  • 1 cup chopped almonds


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
  • Add egg yolks, honey and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour and baking powder.
  • Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, until fully combined.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to form batter into balls.
  • Place on cookie sheets; Cookies will spread out a lot, leave plenty of room between.
  • Whip egg whites in a small bowl until broken up.
  • Brush egg whites on to top of cookies.
  • Sprinkle sanding sugar and chopped almonds on top.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes; cookies will spread out.
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Traditionally, these cookies are formed into rectangles. To get that shape, use a small cookie scoop to portion the dough. Roll each portion into a 2-3" log. Brush with egg whites and top with sanding sugar and almonds. Bake as directed.
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