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Danish Christmas Cookies


Makes about 20

1 cup plain flour
just under 1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 large egg, separated
1-3/4 teaspoons cinnamon or ground cardamom
pinch of salt
blanched almonds to decorate

Pre-heat oven to 300 F (150 C). Put aside the egg white, 1 ounce 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 favorite 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 30 to 35 minutes or until light brown.

Note: Submitted by James from The Green Chronicle.

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Reviews of Danish Christmas Cookies:

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  Cindy in Calgary, Alberta  Dec 13, 2013
Would make this again.
I made these cookies when I was a child with my Farmor (fathers mother) She passed 26 years ago and no one had the recipe. Thank you so much for this. I am making these with my grand daughters this year and it is such a joy to share these with them. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Jan 15, 2012
Would not make this again.
I bake a lot and bake different recipes often and I have to admit that this recipe was the worst cookie recipe I've ever tried. It was horrible. 1 star

  Sandy in Ohio  Dec 19, 2011
Would make this again.
In my husbands Danish family we call these Jew Cakes (because we cannot pronounce the actual name). I only bake them for about 7 minutes, or the edges begin to burn. And they need to be rolled out so thin that you see light through them. I always use a pastry cloth and rolling pin cover in order to get them so thin. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in LA  Dec 17, 2011
Would make this again.
My son loved the cookies! thanks for the recipe. 5 stars

  Tessa in united states  Dec 10, 2010
Would make this again.
I love it! I made them for a cookie exchange. They were a hit! 5 stars

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