Trying Danish Butter Cookies (Vaniljekranse)

Hello!

     I’m completely aware it’s not Christmas season any time soon, but these cookies seemed too easy, so I couldn’t skip them! As mentioned by the recipe creator, the Danish name for these cookies is vaniljekranse, which translates to vanilla wreaths. While I have never been to Nordic countries before, I have eaten plenty of such butter cookies, and remember the many times I’d open a box and be fooled, encountering threads and needles instead of cookies. Did this happen to anyone else? 😀

Danish Butter Cookies

  • 175 gr. sugar20251107_10155672034234575_508405999_o.jpg
  • 200 gr. soft, salted butter (I used margarine)
  • 250 gr. flour
  • 1 vanilla bean (I used 5 gr. vanilla powder)
  • 75 gr. almonds (I skipped this ingredient)
  • 1 egg

     If you use a vanilla bean, you will have to scrape the seeds, and if you use almonds then you will have to blend them into a flour consistency. Since I used vanilla powder and skipped the almonds (I didn’t have any), all I had to do was mix all my ingredients, adding the egg at the end. How easy is that?! You should expect a soft dough, which you will then shape into cookie circles using a piping bag and star nozzle. I personally used my icing syringe, but you can easily make your own piping bag by using a plastic food bag and cutting the tip off. I’m not sure what my nozzle is, but I suppose it’s like a closed star; the dough came out in stripes, like churros. Your cookies should be on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Once you are ready, bake them at 190 degrees Celsius for about 6-8 minutes. In total I had about 80 (!!) cookies, but it also depends on the sizes you choose to make them. As far as I know, you can store them up to a week in an airtight jar/container, but I doubt they would go uneaten that long!

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     Check out my Instagram page for a video tutorial for these super easy cookies. They are delicately crunchy, buttery, and sweet. Since I made mine relatively small, you don’t even notice how many you eat. I already had four in a row 😀 I recommend this recipe if you’re looking for super basic cookies. In total, I spent about 40 minutes from start to finish, so they don’t take too much of your time either.

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Until next time!

– Zi

 

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