Danish Sugar Cookie Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup firm butter or margarine
(HINT: use butter, they sure taste better even if there are a few more calories. Geeze! You're eating a cookie, not a piece of celery. Forget the diet for once!)
1/2 cup whole blanched almonds, finely ground
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
Danish Sugar Cookies Recipe Directions
In a large bowl, place the 1 cup of sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or fork till the mixture forms fine particles. Stir in the almonds and vanilla. Blend in the flour, mixing with your hands if necessary, until well combined. Shape dough into a roll 1 -1/2 inch in diameter. Sprinkle a little sugar (1 to 2 tablespoons) on a sheet of wax paper; then place roll of cookie dough onto paper and wrap snugly, coating outside of roll with sugar. Refrigerate until firm (takes about 2 hours) or may be kept up to three days.
Unwrap Danish cookie dough. Using a sharp knife, cut into 1/8 inch thick slices. Place slices slightly apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake Danish sugar cookies in a 380 degrees oven for 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cookies cool on baking sheets for about one minute, then transfer to racks and let cool completely. Store Danish cookies in air tight containers.
Recipe makes about 4 dozen Danish sugar cookies.