Denmark: Vaniljekranse (Danish Butter Cookies)

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!

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  • 1 vanilla bean

  • 175g caster sugar

  • 200g soft butter

  • 1 egg

  • 250g flour

  • 75g ground almonds


  1. Preheat your oven to 200ºC (395ºF).

  2. Slice the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds with the back of a butter knife.

  3. Mix the sugar, butter, flour, and ground almonds together in a bowl.

  4. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix it all together into a soft wet dough.

  5. Spoon the dough into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.

  6. Pipe small circles (wreaths) of dough around 4cm in diameter onto a lined baking tray. Space the cookies around 4cm apart.

  7. Bake the cookies for around 6 minutes, or until golden in colour.

  8. Cool the cookies on a cooling tray.

makes 18 cookies, prep time 15 minutes, cook time 6 minutes

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