Melt Danish butter cookies without egg in your mouth! These cookies only require 5 ingredients – one of my favorite holiday dishes.
They are also perfect for giving gifts to friends and family.
It’s homemade cookie season. I love making cookies, especially this time of year.
I didn’t grow up baking cookies at Christmas or baking anything because we never had an oven in India. My Christmas memories include decorating a small Christmas tree and waiting for presents from Santa.
We were in mission school until high school, so we were very excited about Christmas. My sister and I couldn’t wait to decorate the tree, but that was about it. We’ve never cooked anything!
Dad bought us a fruitcake and those Danish butter cookies that came in those blue boxes. I’m sure a lot of us have memories of those blue boxes full of cookies, right?
They were my favorite treat and I was always so happy to eat them.
Now of course I cook a lot, we decorate the tree, but I miss those wonderful years of innocence so much! My sister and I believed in Santa Claus for so long (like most kids), and then one Christmas Eve it was raining and the weather was bad, and we saw that Mom and Dad couldn’t get out of the house.
The next morning we found a note under the tree that said Sorry kids, the weather was bad and we couldn’t get presents. We put the finishing touches on that day! Haha, such a fun memory that always makes me smile!
Anyway, getting back to those cookies, they are about the easiest to make.
These Danish Eggless Butter Cookies
✔are buttery and crumbly.
✔Made with only 5 basic ingredients!
✔are without nuts and eggs.
✔easy treats for the holidays!
Even if you’re new to making cookies, it’s a great place to start because they’re so easy to make.
As mentioned, it only takes a few basic ingredients to make these Danish butter cookies without baking.
Flour: I have taken every opportunity that has presented itself here. You can probably use atta (whole wheat flour). These cookies may not be as soft and flaky as the heavier whole wheat cookies, but you can definitely make them with whole wheat flour.
Granulated sugar: also known as confectionery/coating sugar. Do not use white granulated sugar here.
Oil: I used unsalted butter for these cookies. You can use salted butter, but I prefer to use unsalted butter here.
Make sure the oil is at room temperature before using it in the recipe. You can’t substitute butter for oil here.
Corn starch: or in India, corn flour acts as a bleaching agent because it inhibits certain forms of gluten, making the cookies softer.
Vanilla extract: I used pure vanilla extract here. You can use an imitation vanilla if you have one.
Vanilla beans would work great too!
It is important to refrigerate these cookies before baking, this will prevent them from spilling when baking in the oven.
I recommend refrigerating for at least two hours, you can even refrigerate it overnight.
Cooking time: So I baked these cookies for 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, the bottoms were light brown in color and suited my tastes perfectly – a little crunchy with a buttery, crumbly texture.
I recommend keeping an eye on it after 15 minutes, as every oven is different.
I used a closed star for those cookies. You can give them any shape with any pipe fitting.
Don’t be afraid to get the perfect shape, just enjoy tying it up. Even if you don’t have a mouthpiece, just roll it up with your hands and cook it flat. At the end of the day, it’s all about having fun. And they will be delicious no matter how you shape them.
Dip into chocolate: If you like, you can dip the cookies in chocolate after they cool completely to give them an even more festive look.
You can dip them in milk, white or dark chocolate and sprinkle with a few sprinkles!
Cookie Storage: I like to keep them in an airtight container at room temperature. They are cooler and can be stored at room temperature for 5 to 7 days. You can also freeze them.
1- Beat the hot butter with the paddle of the stand mixer (or with a hand mixer) until smooth and creamy.
2. Add the powdered sugar, flour, cornstarch and vanilla and mix until smooth.
3- The dough should assemble by itself if you don’t pull it with your hands.
4… Now take a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pour the dough into a pastry bag with a closed star shaped spout and place the cookie dough into these rosettes (starting in the middle and making a full circle around them).
The paste may feel stiff at first, but keep pressing and it will eventually relax with the warmth of your hands and you can easily squeeze the tube.
Once the cookies are piped, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours. This prevents the cookies from spilling into the oven.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the baking sheet from the refrigerator and bake at 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes, until the bottom of the cookies begin to brown slightly. I cooked mine in 20 minutes.
Slide on the telegraph stand to cool it completely. Enjoy these real Danish butter cookies with coffee.
No more festive egg-free cookies
Chocolate and hazelnut biscuits
Snowball shaped brown cookies.
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Danish butter biscuits without eggs
Egg-free Danish Butter Cookies are buttery, crumbly and the perfect holiday treat. Enjoy your coffee! Made with only 5 ingredients!
Cooking time 10 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours
Services 10 Cookies
Calories 180 kcal
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter 113 g (1 stick), at room temperature
- 1/3 cup 40 grams of powdered sugar, also called confectioner’s sugar/sugar in addition to the powdered sugar.
- 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 115 grams approx.
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch 20g.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place the cookies in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to prevent them from spreading. You can even relax at night.
- This recipe can easily be doubled.
Calories: 180 kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated fat: 6gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 2mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A : 284Calcium : 6mg : 1mg
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