Finnish Spoon Cookies Recipe (Lusikkaleivat)

This Finnish Spoon Cookies Recipe (also known as Lusikkaleivat) is an enjoyable cookie that is crispy and similar in texture to a biscotti.  The Finnish Spoon Cookies are lighter and not as dense as regular cookies, which make them an enjoyable crunchy treat.  Dinnish Spoon cookies are typically eaten a lot around the holidays, but you can really make and enjoy them all year long!

The inside of the spoon cookies is filled with a berry jam, either raspberry or strawberry- but if you want to make them even more Finnish, you would fill them with Cloudberry Jam.


Finnish Spoon Cookies Recipe (Lusikkaleivat)

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 30 cookie sandwiches

Finnish Spoon Cookies Recipe (Lusikkaleivat)

Theses Finnish Spoon Cookies are sandwiched together with jam on the inside and dusted with powdered sugar. They are absolutely scrumptious!


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
pinch salt
1 egg yolk
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup berry jam (strawberry, raspberry or cloudberry)
Powdered Sugar to dust the tops of the cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper, or silicone baking mats. (do not butter, as cookies could come out too greasy)
  3. Melt butter in a small pan on medium heat. Continue cooking butter until it begins to brown (around 15 minutes).
  4. Pour butter into a medium bowl, and cool for around 5 minutes.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. To the dry mixture, add in the egg yold, sugar, and vanilla extract, adding in the cooled brown butter mixture last.
  7. The dough should be slightly crumbly and dry, resembling wet sand.
  8. Scoop dough with a small teaspoon, rocking spoon back and forth against the side of the bowl, packing the dough into the spoon, then scrape/slide the spoon against the inside of the bowl to make spoon-shaped cookies. You should try to come up with an even number of spoon-shaped cookies, because later you will be assembling them together in pairs.
  9. Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. After cooled, spoon jam onto each cookie and sandwich together with another cookie.
  12. Dust powdered sugar on top of each sandwich.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

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