Danish Butter Cookies

Annelise Friedman


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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Rich, buttery and chewy, these cookies are similar to a sugar cookie but without all the fuss. They remind us 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. We ended up finishing it by hand and it came out perfect. These are very yummy! The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
10 Min


  • 2 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 4
    egg yolks
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 4 1/2 c

  • ·
    maraschino cherries

How to Make Danish Butter Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add egg yolks, salt, and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Add milk. Mix well.
  4. Add half the flour and mix.
  5. Add the other half of flour.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Roll dough into one inch balls.
  8. Roll each ball in additional granulated sugar.
  9. Place them on the baking sheet.
  10. Once on the baking sheet flatten the dough.
  11. Place a cherry in the middle.
  12. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.

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About Danish Butter Cookies

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

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