Friday, December 19, 2014

Danish Butter Cookies (Klassiske Vaniljekranse)

I am so so behind times.  Everyone has been there and done that, yet I am just baking these for my first time ever!  These Danish Butter Cookies, or better known as Klassiske Vaniljekranse in Danish are what you and I used to eat from those blue round cookie tins.  Yes, Kjeldsens. These tins of Danish cookies already did not come cheap from so long back - and yeah, this was one of those food that formed part of my childhood memories.  I remember how my sis and I often fought over the different patterned butter cookies.  My family wasn't well-to-do then, yet Mum still got them for us to munch on.  We had to eat these yummy cookies so slowly because if we were to finish them fast, we would not be able to get a new tin so easily.  Oh well, that's about all on Kjeldsens Danish cookies.  I still have these memories stashed away somewhere in my heart and mind, and I know these growing up memories will be there with me for the longest time. 

Armed with the Danish Butter Cookies recipe by Alan of Travelling Foodies, I went on to make my own butter cookies.  Wanting it to be as Danish as it can get, I used Lurpak slightly salted butter for these butter munchies.  Of course you may use other brands of butter, but I had blocks of Lurpak in my fridge, I just had to use them for such cookies.  I stock different brands of butter in my freezer for different type of bakes.  Don't ask me why cuz there's no reason why I did that, I just wanted it to be hehe, weirdo me. 

Baked these Danish Butter cookies for my bunch of ladies in office for X'mas this year.  Lazy me.  I rather bake than shop nowadays.  I reserve the buying to only when I need it.  Baking makes me happier :)

Next round of cookie baking is starting soon and I am definitely excited about it!!

Klassiske Vaniljekranse (Danish Butter Cookies)
Recipe by Alan of Travelling Foodies

1 egg (60g)
200g butter
130g icing sugar
320g flour
2 tbsp of vanilla paste (approx. 30g)

1. Place everything in a mixing bowl and mix evenly using a paddle attachment on the lowest speed possible.
2. Pipe wreaths onto greased cookie sheet or baking tray using an open star tip. I used Wilton 1M but I think the lady in the video used a smaller one
3. Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for 7-8 min (For my oven, I had to bake it at 220deg for 11 minutes)
4. Leave to cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.
5. Transfer cookies into airtight container after cookies are at room temperature.


  1. Janice, I remember those Danish butter cookies too! And yes, I had my favourite shape, It was the one that looks like a pretzel with sugar on it. So nostalgic! These are good as gifts and I am pretty sure your office ladies prefer this than store bought gifts.

    1. Thanks Phong Hong, thanks :)
      My fave from the tin was the round coconut butter cookie with raisins. I needa search the net for that!


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