Danish Christmas Cookies

These tiny star-shaped cinnamon cookies are a Danish holiday tradition. They make a wonderful companion to coffee or tea. Use organic ingredients for an extra-special treat.

Sophie Uliano

Danish Christmas Cookies

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    1 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon baking soda
    2 cups molasses 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1 cup buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon salt
    8 cups unbleached flour


    Prep: 30 min Total: 45 min
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    • 1

      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

    • 2

      Cream butter until very soft. Slowly beat in the molasses.

    • 3

      Add the buttermilk and blend well.

    • 4

      Sift 2 cups of flour with the baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to the butter mixture and blend well.

    • 5

      Add the remaining flour and mix thoroughly. The dough should be stiff.

    • 6

      Flour board or surface and roll dough to about 1/3-inch thickness. If the dough seems too soft, sprinkle more flour over it and roll until it becomes firm. Cut into stars with a cookie cutter.

    • 7

      Bake for 15 minutes on greased cookie sheets.

    • 8

      Store in an airtight tin for up to 10 days.

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