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Danish Butter Cookies

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Rating: 5/5
2 reviews

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   30

recipe id: 15684

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1 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring


Cream butter and sugar. Beat egg yolks in, one at a time. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Chill dough. Roll dough into small balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press dough with any press or glass dipped in sugar.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove immediately from cookie sheet and cool.

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144 calories, 8 grams fat, 17 grams carbohydrates, 1 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I first downloaded this recipe on January 13th of 2001. It is kid tested; I have seven in my house, and the kids love them. I have made this recipe every year since 2001 and it is always a christmas favorite. I came back to this site because routinely I misplace this recipe and wanted a backup. I give it five stars, two thumbs, and all of my toes up!

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The recipe is so too sweet... even my friend which we called her cookie monster couldnt accept the sweetness...
When i try it, it numbs my tongue. Even though the crunchiness is good, but the recipe is definitely putting up TOO MUCH SUGAR!!!
I put too much hope on it, its not even up to a normal expectation.

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Hi I can't use cream of tarter in my food.Can the taste will be same or not or do u have any alternate for this ing.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Nice, not too crisp. Just like expensive imported Belgian cookies. I added sliced almonds inside and on top before baking. They were pretty, too.

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