Vaniljekranse - Danish vanilla cookies Recipe
Vaniljekranse - Danish vanilla cookies
Flavors of Denmark
Total time: 15 to 30 minutes

Prep. time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5-7 minutes per batch

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

In Danish, this cookie is called Vaniljekranse, meaning "vanilla wreath."

Hints & Tips
If you choose to make smaller wreaths, the cookies will be crisper.

(1) You can use a food processor or a blender to grind the almonds into almond flour.

For 75 to 100 cookies

- 1 vanilla bean
- 175 g sugar
- 200 g soft salted butter
- 1 egg
- 75 to 100 g almond powder or almonds (1)
  1. Split the vanilla bean and scrape out the vanilla seeds.
  2. Mix the sugar, vanilla seeds and butter together in a bowl.
  3. Add the egg, flour and almond flour and combine to form a soft dough.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F.
  5. Transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a star tip. 
  6. Pipe out the dough into small circles of a diameter about 4-5 cm / 1-1/2-2". 
  7. Place the vanilla cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, spacing them 4 cm / 1 1/2" apart.
  8. Bake for about 6 minutes or until pale golden. 
  9. Let the cookies cool off before storing in an airtight tin.
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