Danish Christmas Cookies Recipe
Traditionally throughout Europe special spicy cookies and cakes have been cooked to celebrate Christmas and other religious festivals.
- 4oz plain flour
- 4oz butter
- 4oz caster sugar
- 1 large egg, separated
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon or ground cardamom
- pinch salt
- blanched almonds to decorate
- Put aside the egg white, 1 tablespoon of the sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or cardamom for glazing.
- Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Add the yolk of the egg, the sugar, salt and spice.
- Mix the dough with a wooden spoon and then knead until smooth.
- Roll the dough out on a floured surface until 1/4 inch thick.
- Cut out cookie shapes with your favourite cookie cutter.
- Mix the egg white with 1 level tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of spice and brush over the cookies.
- Put one blanched almond in the centre of each cookie.
- Bake in a slow oven until light brown.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 16 - 20 cookies
great cookies/biscuits (we call them biscuits in the UK). Very easy to make even for someone like me with limited cooking experience. I wonder - does anyone else know of other Danish biscuit recipes? I am interested in learning more about the food Danish people eat at Christmas. Thanks.
#1 - karen - 07/07/2015 - 06:44
I got twenty biscuits out of this, which fitted nicely on my baking tray! It took half an hour almost on the dot at 150˙c. I blanched my own almonds, starting them before I started the biscuit dough - just as many as I thought I'd need in a bowl of hot water, and then I drained them and peeled them once I was ready to decorate the biscuits. I used a bit of ground ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and mixed spice. A nice, simple recipe for delicious biscuits, no matter what the time of year!
#0 - S. F. - 12/02/2010 - 10:32
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