Danish Cookies.

Danish Cookies are well known all over the world, especially around Christmas where you will find them in your local supermarket, whether you are living in USA, Australia or Asia.

It is a big export in Denmark and there are a number of factories that specialise in Danish Cookies, like Kjeldsens Danish Butter cookies and Jacobsen’s Danish Butter cookies.
Their production lines spit out about 8000 cookies a minute when up and running and are packed in nicely decorated tins in a variety of sizes.

Danish Butter Cookies Tin.

We have here picked out a few recipes of Danish cookies for you:

Vanilla rings (in Danish, Vanillie kranse)

Finnish Bread (in Danish, Finsk Brød)

Melting moments (in Danish, Fedt Kager)



Vanilla rings (Vanillie kranse)

500 g Flour
200 g Sugar
750 g Soft Butter
½ Tea spoon. Bi-cab-soda

Mix all ingredients together in an electric mixer, put mixture in a pipping bag and pipe out on baking Paper in circles at about 5 centimetres in diameter with a large star nozzle, keep in mind that the cookies will run out a little during baking.

Baking temperature 180-200°C
Baking Time 7-10 min, depending on oven.


750 g Flour (Biscuit or cake flour)
225 g Icing Sugar
600 g Butter

Mix all ingredients together , do not over mix.
Divide into 3 pieces and roll out in a sausage shape to about 3.5 cm in thickness.
Wet the dough slightly and roll in coffee sugar,Refrigerate until hard

Cut out in pieces about 2 ½ -3 mm thick and tray up on baking paper.

Preheat oven to 180°C
Baking Time about 6-8 min


Specier with choc chips.
Add some chocolate drops before rolling out.

Specier with pecan nuts.
Add some crushed Pecan nuts before rolling out.

Specier snails.
Divide the dough in two pieces and add cocoa to one piece.
Roll both pieces of dough out flat in a square, wet one piece slightly with water and place the other piece on top, again wet slightly with water and roll up tight like a Swiss roll.

Roll out in a sausage shape about 3 ½ cm thick and refrigerate, cut out 2 ½ - 3 mm thick.

Danish Butter cookies, Specier Chessbord
Specier, Danish Butter cookies
Danish Butter Cookies on a plate.

Finnish Bread (Finsk Brød)

750 g Flour
200 g Sugar
500 g Butter

Mix all ingredients together.

Roll out about 1 cm thick, place on baking paper and refrigerate.
Cut out in slices about 4 ½ cm x 1 ½ cm.
Brush with egg, sprinkle with crushed nuts and sugar.
Tray up on baking paper, leaving as much space between the cookies as the cookies are wide.

Bake at 180°C
Baking Time about 8-10 min.


750 g Flour
200 g Icing Sugar
525 g Butter
1 Egg
1 Egg yolk
1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
Lemon Juice of ½ a Lemon

Mix all ingredients together.

Divide into 4 pieces and roll out to about 30 cm in length and refrigerate.
Cut out 30 pieces off each roll and place flat, (cut side up) close together on a piece of baking paper.
Brush with egg and sprinkle with sliced hazelnuts or nuts of your taste.

Tray up on baking tray with baking paper.

Bake at 180°C
Baking Time about 8-10 min.

Melting moments (in Danish, Fedt Kager).

500 g Lard
500 g Sugar
1 Egg White
750 g Flour
1 Teaspoon of Bi-carbonate of soda
20 g Cacao

With beater, beat the Lard and Sugar well and add Egg White gradually.

Sift Flour and Bi-carbonate of soda and add to the Lard and Sugar and mix dough well together.
Divide dough in two pieces and add the Cocoa to one piece.
Scale off at 500 g and roll out long, divide each 500 g piece in 35 pieces.

Roll to a ball and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and push down with your thump lightly in the center.

Bake at 180°C
Baking Time about 8-10 min.

Enjoy your home made Danish Cookies.

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