I don't know about you, but one of the things I clearly remember from my childhood is the tins of Danish butter cookies that would go on sale at Christmas time! So Yummy! And now, with this simple recipe for Vaniljekranse - you can make Danish Butter Cookies whenever you feel like it!
1 vanilla bean
175g caster sugar
200g soft butter
75g ground almonds
Preheat your oven to 200ºC (395ºF).
Slice the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds with the back of a butter knife.
Mix the sugar, butter, flour, and ground almonds together in a bowl.
Add the egg and vanilla, and mix it all together into a soft wet dough.
Spoon the dough into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.
Pipe small circles (wreaths) of dough around 4cm in diameter onto a lined baking tray. Space the cookies around 4cm apart.
Bake the cookies for around 6 minutes, or until golden in colour.
Cool the cookies on a cooling tray.
makes 18 cookies, prep time 15 minutes, cook time 6 minutes