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Danish Butter Cookies

Danish Butter Cookies & Turning Ten

Traditional Dutch Christmas cookies that are buttery, crisp, melt-in-your-mouth and not to sweet. Worthy of a special occasion.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course cookies
Cuisine dutch
Servings 24 Cookies


  • 120 gm salted butter soft at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds optional


  • Put the soft butter and icing sugar into a mixing bowl. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Mix in the other ingredients to a smooth thick batter.
  • Scrape the batter into a piping bag with open star piping tip (I used Ateco 824). Pipe into small circles about 2” in diameter onto a parchment lined or ungreased baking sheet. Refrigerate the baking sheets for about half an hour.
  • Bake the cookies at 190C (375F) for about 10 to 15 minutes or till the cookies start turning a golden brown along the edges. Take them out of the oven and let them sit on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Then remove and cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight