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Sand Buckle Cookies also may be known as Smorbakels

Melba's Swap Shop: Sand Buckle Cookies also could be Scandinavian Christmas cookies called Smorbakels.
BY MELBA LOVELACE Published: March 16, 2011

DEAR MELBA: Darla Winslow asked for a recipe for Sand Buckle Cookies. These cookies could very well be Scandinavian Christmas cookies called Smorbakels. The Swedish pronounce and spell it one way, the Norwegians another.


1 pound butter

1½ cups sugar

4½ cups sifted all-purpose flour

4 teaspoons almond flavoring

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar together. Add flour and flavoring. Mix well with fingers. Form into desired shapes.

• Bake large cookies about 15 minutes or bake small cookies about 11 minutes.

I use metal pans that look like muffin pans or cupcake holders, placing a ball of dough into the tin and pressing it up the sides of the tin with my fingers.

Sharon Fernbaugh, Oklahoma City

These could also be scooped onto ungreased cookie sheets, pressed almost flat and baked 10 to 15 minutes.


DEAR MELBA: Several years ago, you published a Chocolate Pudding Cake. It was not made with a cake mix and was mixed in an 8-by-8-inch pan. I lost it in a move and would love to have another copy so I can make it for my family. It was a favorite.

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