Danish Butter Cookies

Prep Time
10 mins.
Cook Time
15 mins.
Recipe by: Ambujom Saraswathy

Buttery, delicious melt in mouth cookies with touch of almond and vanilla flavor.

Make This Recipe


4 cups all-purpose flour

1 ½ cup sugar

1 lb unsalted butter, room temperature

2 Eggland's Best eggs, large

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

4 tablespoons sparkling sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 6 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter with an electric hand mixer on medium-high speed until well combined and fluffy, 2–3 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Beat until well combined and the batter is mostly smooth.
  4. Gradually add the salt and flour, beating on low speed between each addition, until everything combined well.
  5. Divide the dough evenly into 3 portions. Each part of dough should be about 10.1 ounces.
  6. Add the shredded coconut to 1 part of dough and mix with your hands to combine. Portion the coconut dough into ½-ounce pieces and roll into balls . Gently press down on the tops of the dough rounds to create a flattened top. Transfer to the refrigerator if not baking at once.
  7. Transfer another part of dough to a piping bag fitted with a large star piping tip. Pipe 2-inch (5 cm) circles of dough directly the prepared baking sheets, spacing evenly.
  8. Transfer third portion of dough to a small piping bag fitted with a medium (¼-inch) round piping tip. Pipe 2-inch-wide pretzel shapes directly onto prepared baking sheets, spacing evenly. Sprinkle the pretzels with the sparkling sugar.
  9. Working in batches, bake the cookies for 12–15 minutes, until just golden brown.
  10. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes: You can make big batch of cookie dough and freeze ahead. Prepared cookies will remain fresh in airtight container for a week.


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Information per Serving
Serving Size 48
Calories 275
Fat 16.2g
Saturated Fat 10.1g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 165mg
Carbohydrates 30.6g
Dietary Fiber 0.6g
Protein 2.8g