1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
Cream the butter and sugar. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix until dough is smooth. Put dough in a cookie press ( cut out cookies with wreath shaped cookie cutter, or any type christmas design cookie cutter) and place wreaths onto greased cookie sheets. (Vanilla cookie wreaths should be about 1 1/2-inch in diameter). Bake at 325 degrees F, or until very slightly browned.
Makes approximately 150 cookies.
Note: Vanillekranse cookies can be made in different shapes other than wreaths. Try candy cane shapes, Christmas bells, snowmen, or santas, etc.
Also, see recipe for Danish Klejner's (another Danish Christmas cookie recipe on this website in the "Guest Recipe Book", under the "Christmas category".........DianasDesserts
Submitted By: John Holm
Date: November 5, 2002