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Scandinavians are famous for their baking prowess. And when it comes to cookies, they do not disappoint. Today on Martha Bakes, three traditional Scandinavian favorites: the now famous Danish butter cookie sold in their iconic blue tin, a spicy nutmeg cookie called muskotsnittar, and unbeatably tender jam-filled Finnish stars. Recipes that you’re your family will soon be fond of!
This Week’s Recipe
Danish Butter Cookies
Make Martha Stewart's Danish Butter Cookies from the Scandinavian Cookies episode of Martha Bakes.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) best-quality salted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and confectioners’ sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and egg, and beat to combine. Gradually add flour, and beat until well incorporated. Transfer dough to a pastry bag fitted with a 7/16-inch star tip (such as Ateco #825).
- Pipe 2 1/2-inch rings onto parchment-lined baking sheets, spaced 2 inches apart. Bake, rotating halfway through, until lightly golden around edges but still light on top, about 20 minutes. Transfer sheets to wire racks; let cool completely.
Yield: Makes about 20
Additional recipes and video clips from the episode are available on MarthaStewart.com: