This is a very old Danish recipe and in Denmark the butter cookies are actually called Dybbølboller, boller in Danish does actually mean buns. However, this is not a bun, but Dybbelboller is another Danish Butter Cookie.

Dybbelboller. Danish Butter Cookie.

This recipe is an original recipe from a bakery called “Kræmmerhuset” in Haderslev a town about 50km North of the German border in Denmark, the bakery closed in the late 1980ties and most of the Danish butter cookie recipes on this website is original recipes from this bakery.


Dybbelboller Recipe:

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Yield: 90 Cookies

375 g Flour

100 g Icing Sugar

260 g Butter

1         Egg

2 g (1/2 tsf) Baking Powder

10 g Lemon Juice


For decorating:

1 Egg

80 g Hazelnut, Sliced or crushed.

Dybbelboller, recipe.


Mix flour, icing sugar, egg, baking powder, and lemon juice together.

Divide into 3 pieces and roll out to 30 cm in length and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

Cut out 30 pieces (1cm each cookie) off each roll and place flat, (cut side up) close together on a piece of baking paper.

Dybbelboller recipe.
Dybbelboller recipe.

Brush with egg (see tip about egg wash below) and sprinkle with sliced or crushed hazelnuts, or nuts of your taste.

Tray up on baking tray with baking paper or a baking silicone mat.

Dybbelboller recipe.
Dybbelboller recipe.

Bake at 200⁰C 

Baking Time about 12-15 min.

Tip:  Ad a pinch of salt to the egg and whip the whole egg with a fork to mix the egg yolk and whites together and it will be easier to apply on the cookies with a brush.


Let the Danish butter cookies cool down for a bit, and then put the Dybbelboller on a wire to cool completely down.

Store in an airtight container.  


Gift ideas:

Place some Dybbelboller in an airtight jar or a cellophane bag and decorate with curling ribbon and a couple of Christmas stickers and give to your friends, co-workers, teachers, or your neighbour, they will love to get a little homemade gift for Christmas

Dybbelboller recipe.
Dybbelboller recipe.

For other Danish Butter Cookies recipes see here.

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