Sunday, December 26, 2010

Danish Cookies

Danish Cookies ... Vanilla flavored cookie dough, extruded nicely with cookies press / piping bag and  chocolate chip on the top as 'the crown'. Perfect for teatime ! The recipe was quite simple, here I just added some special touch to these :)

Danish Cookies

Recipe adapted from Masala Mornings by Shireen Anwer on Masala TV.

*  Prep. Time : 20 minutes
*  Cook Time : 10 - 12 minutes
*  Makes : 30 - 36 cookies ( depending on the size )

  • 100 gm. Ghee / Butter
  • 75 gm. Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1 Egg
  • 150 gm. Plain Flour 

  • Melt ghee in a small pan (or Microwave 2 - 3 min ), transfer in a bowl and freeze until it starts to become solid.
  • Now remove from freezer and bring to room temperature until soft.
  • Preheat oven at 180 C.
  • Beat ghee and sugar till creamy.
  • Add vanilla essence and beaten egg; beat for 2 minutes.
  • Now fold in the flour and mix gently to a soft & smooth dough ( If dough is too soft, add extra flour ).
  • Fill cookie press / piping bag with the dough, form desired shapes on ungreased baking tray about 1" apart.
  • Bake at 180 C for about ( 10-12 minutes ) until edges are golden .
  • Cool slightly on tray,then transfer to a wire-rack to cool completely.

Making Crown Cookies
  • Fill piping bag with cookie dough, force the dough through the piping bag onto baking tray / cookie sheet.
  • Decorate the points with mini chocolate chips as 'the crown' or make faces.
  • Bake as directed above.

Sending this to Dish name starts with D - event hosted by Akila 

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy!!!  


  1. @ Krithika!Thank you for the nice comment and hope you will try it someday!

    @ Mahi!Thank you for your compliment.Glad you like it :)

  2. I love these cookies - beside the wonderful look hey taste delicious :)

  3. @ Winnie: Thank you so much for your kind words :)

  4. Hi ambreen, why do we hv to melt, freeze, and then bring back to room temperature?

    1. Ghee has a grainy texture, melting makes it smooth. Freezing or refrigeration will give it a butter like texture which will be easier to beat and the resulting cookies will be melt-in-your-mouth type. But you can skip this step, just beat ghee & sugar until creamy :)


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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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