Jødekager and Sukkerkager (Danish shortbread cookies)

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12Ingredients
900Calories
70Minutes

This traditional recipe for Danish Shortbread Cookies will be one you want to keep on file. It is rich and buttery. This recipe takes 70 minutes to prepare these sweet and crunchy cookies. This cookie recipe combinesthe richness of butter with the saltiness of nuts to create a confectionary celebration. If you have to bring something to a holiday party or a office pot luck, then these are perfect. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 250 grams flour
  • 95 sugar (gramsconfectioner's)
  • 190 grams butter (cold, cut into small pieces)
  • 1/2 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • coarse sugar (crystals)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg white
  • confectioner's sugar
  • chopped hazelnuts (or pistachios)

Directions

  1. Prepare the dough. Mix flour, confectioner's sugar, butter and egg, using fingertips until smooth.
  2. Form 2 strands of dough 4 to 5 cm in diameter.
  3. Coat one of them in the beaten egg yolk and the coarse sugar.
  4. Wrap them in plastic and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  6. Slice the first roll to make cookies 0.5 cm thick.
  7. Arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon.
  9. Brush cookies with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the cinnamon/sugar mix.
  10. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
  11. Let it cool on a wire rack.
  12. Slice the other roll to make cookies of 0.5 cm thick.
  13. Arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  14. Bake for about 6 to 8 minutes.
  15. Let cool on a wire rack.
  16. Prepare the frosting. Beat the egg white and gradually add the sugar until creamy and thick.
  17. Glaze the cookies with the frosting, and inmediatly sprinkle with chopped pistachios or hazlenuts.
  18. Let them set for 1 hour.
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NutritionView more

900Calories
Sodium13%DV320mg
Fat65%DV42g
Protein22%DV11g
Carbs41%DV123g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories900Calories from Fat380
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat42g65%
Saturated Fat25g125%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol235mg78%
Sodium320mg13%
Potassium140mg4%
Protein11g22%
Calories from Fat380
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate123g41%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars72g144%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Kali B. 7 Jul 2015
These iced little cookies are delectable. I usually wait a good couple hours before frosting mine. I prefer to use chopped pistachios or chopped almonds on top of mine.