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Jan Hagels

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Jan Hagel cookies are a traditional Dutch holiday sweet. They are very thin, light and flaky.

Makes about 50

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg white
1 teaspoon water
8 ounces sliced almonds

Pre-heat oven to 325 F. Beat together butter, sugar and egg yolk with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and cinnamon. Separate dough into 3 portions and spead thinly over 3 small baking sheets (or 2 larger ones). Beat egg white and water in a small bowl until frothy. Spread over dough. Arrange the almonds in a mosaic pattern on top. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and slice into diamond shapes while hot.

Note: Alternate spellings/names: Hollanders, Janhagels, Janhagel Cookies, Dutch Almond Cookies.

Photo by zoyachubby under Creative Commons license.

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Reviews of Jan Hagels:

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  A cookie baker  Oct 10, 2014
Would make this again.
Hi,
After reading the first comment,
I would appreciate pan measurements ( 8x8, 9x9, 13x9,
10x15 .....?)
Thanks.....
Mira C.
5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 13, 2012
Would make this again.
This recipe ended up great but there should really be measurements for the pans to use. What is small/big? I divided the dough in half to use on my cookie sheets and there was no way it would cover two pans. Also, the recipe calls for 8 oz. of sliced almonds. The 6 oz. bag I used was nearly twice as much as was necessary as almost half fell off. 3 stars

  A cookie baker in stanton nebraska  Dec 14, 2011
Would make this again.
im dutch i come from Oldebroek cookies are great 5 stars

  Katie in Louisiana  Dec 14, 2011
Would make this again.
These cookies are a family tradition in our house, along with Mexican Wedding Cakes. My kids know Christmas is almost here when we make these! 5 stars

  patty lynn in st charles il  Nov 29, 2011
Would make this again.
my family loves these cookies. my grandmother made them. in place of cinnamon she added 1 scant teaspoon of almond extract and sprinkled them with those colored balls. yummy! 5 stars

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