Danish Butter Cookies

Annelise Friedman

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@Annelise_Friedman

Really easy an delicious traditional holiday recipe. If you can find them, alternate between red and green cherries for Christmas time!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
24
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Rich, buttery and chewy, these cookies are similar to a sugar cookie but without all the fuss. They remind me of a Christmas cookie but will be good any time of year. The cherries add a special touch, but the cookie is delicious without them too. This dough is very thick, so don't give up mixing it. I ended up finishing it by hand and it came out perfect. These are very yummy!

Ingredients

2 stick
butter, softened
1 1/2 c
sugar
4
egg yolks
1 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla
3 Tbsp
milk
4 1/2 c
flour

OPTIONAL:

maraschino cherries

Step-By-Step

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1Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar.

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2Add egg yolks, salt, and vanilla. Mix well.

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3Add milk. Mix well.

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4Add half the flour and mix.

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5Add the other half of flour.

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6Mix well.

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7Roll dough into one inch balls.

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8Roll each ball in additional granulated sugar.

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9Place them on the baking sheet.

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10Once on the baking sheet flatten the dough.

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11Place a cherry in the middle.

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12Bake for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy