Danish Butter Cookies Recipe

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A short list of items is all you need to make Danish Butter Cookies!  


– 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, softened – 1 cup (110g) confectioners' sugar, sifted – 1 large egg – 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract – 2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour – about 2 tablespoons granulated sugar or sanding sugar

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with silicone or parchment.  

Step 1 


Beat butter and confectioners' sugar until frothy using a medium-speed electric mixer. Stir in egg and vanilla.

Step 2

Lower mixer speed. Add flour slowly and mix until incorporated. Put the dough in a big star-tip pastry bag. Pipe 2-inch rings of dough. Cookie spacing should be 2 inches.  

Step 3

Dust cookies with granulated or sanding sugar. Refrigerate cookie pans for 15 minutes.  

Step 4

One pan at a time, bake 14–18 minutes until sides are slightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on a wire rack on the pan. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.  

Step 5

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