One of my favorite childhood memories at Christmas has always been baking with my Mom. I have a Scandinavian background and of course have always loved the food that goes with. Maybe part of why I have to make some lifestyle changes in my diet! Ha Ha Ha. When we moved to Topeka we joined a Lutheran Church that held a Smorgasbord every year and my Mom and her best friend, Diane would always bake cookies along with Rice Pudding and Potato Sausage. One of the cookies was a stamped Swedish Shortbread. Talk about melt in your mouth. I have not made these in years and I decided to try to make them Gluten Free this year and I used the Pamela's All Purpose Baking mix. They turned out great. If you don't need GF just substitute regular flour. Thanks to my sister Kristin for getting me the recipe.
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1tsp almond flavoring
2 cups flour or GF Baking Mix
(optional food coloring for holiday)
Mix until crumbly. Break into small balls, roll in sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet. Stamp (dipped in sugar) with cookie stamp, I found mine in Lindsborg, KS or use bottom of glass. Bake at 350 degrees until edges are just slightly golden brown.