Original and traditional recipe for the most delicious Nordic cookies called Jewish cookies or Jødekager in Danish. These cookies are very easy-to-make and traditionally served during Christmas and loved by everyone.
Course: Christmas cookie
Keyword: Nordic Christmas
In a large bowl; add the flour and butter. Use your hands to crumble/mix the butter with the flour. Add the sugar and mix again.
Add one egg and assemble the dough.
Cover the bowl with some plastic foil and place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Use a rolling pin and roll the dough into a sheet with a thickness of about 2-3 mm (~1/10 inch).
Use a small glass with a diameter of about 5-6 cm (~2 inch) to cutout the cookies.
Place the cookies on an oven tray lined with parchment/baking paper.
Brush the cookies with a beaten egg.
For the topping. Chop the almonds and mix them with sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture over the cookies.
Bake the cookies at 200 C (400 F) for about 6-8 minutes.
Keep the cookies in a glass or cookie jar with some baking paper at the bottom so that they stay crisp.
Keep the cookies in an air tight container to keep the crispness.