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Preparation time: 1 hour
Danish title: Jødekager
150 g (5.5 oz) butter
250 g (9 oz) all-purpose flour
100 g (3.5 oz) sugar
50 g (2 oz) almonds, chopped
3 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Step 1: Pour the flour and the butter into a large bowl. Use your hands to crumble/mix the butter with the flour. Add the sugar and mix.
Step 2: Add one egg and knead the dough.
Step 3: Cover the bowl with some plastic foil and place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Step 4: Roll out the dough into a sheet with a thickness of about 2-3 mm (~1/10 inch).
Step 5: Use a small glass with a diameter of about 5-6 cm (~2 inch) to cutout the cookies.
Step 6: Place the cookies on an oven tray lined with parchment/baking paper.
Step 7: Brush the cookies with a beaten egg.
Step 8: For the garnish. Chop the almonds and mix them with sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture over the cookies.
Step 9: Bake the cookies at 200 C (400 F) for about 6-8 minutes.
Step 10: Keep the cookies in a glass or cookie jar with some baking paper at the bottom so that they stay crisp.
By Kim Nielsen