butter-cookies-1-of-1-4   Every household has its traditions at the holidays and it’s safe to say that having a tin of Royal Danish Butter Cookies has always been a part of our traditions.  I grew up always having a tin lying around the house at Christmas time and now that I have my own family, I find myself always buying these at Christmas. butter-cookies-1-of-1

I decided to give it a try at making these butter cookies at home.  One of my favorites in the tin has always been the pretzel shaped cookie dusted with coarse sugar which gave it a nice crunch.   I also loved the buttery, tender wreath shaped cookie so I made those and sprinkled a coarse sparkling sugar on top.   butter-cookies-1-of-1-5Let’s just say these cookies lasted all of 1 day, they are just that good!  They are a definitely a labor of love as the piping can be a bit challenging but it’s totally worth the effort. What Christmas traditions do you have in your households?butter-cookies-1-of-1-6


Category: Dessert



  • 1 cup butter (8 oz) softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract or paste
  • 2 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • Sparkling white sugar*


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until fluffy, about a minute.
  3. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined, about a minute.
  4. Add flour and milk and mix on low until combined.
  5. Line 2 large baking sheet pans with parchment paper or silicone mat. Place cookie dough in a cookie press or piping bag fitted with a large star tip (1M). Pipe into small circles about 2 inches apart on baking sheet then sprinkle with sparkling white sugar and place into preheated oven.
  6. Bake for 14 minutes, just until the edges become golden brown. Place on a cooling rack and allow to cool before serving.

*Sparkling white sugar can be found in the baking section.


 **Recipe adapted from www.Jessicagavin.com







  1. Bibi Mohamed
    December 12, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Hi Jehan

    The looks really yummy. What brand of cookie press would u recommend?

  2. JehanP
    December 13, 2016 / 7:09 am

    Thanks Bibi, I’m not even sure of the brand that I used so it would be difficult to recommend one.

  3. Shivani
    December 13, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    hi Jehan,

    how many cookies does this make?

  4. JehanP
    December 13, 2016 / 5:03 pm

    This recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies.