Danish Aristocrats

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"Excellent recipe. Similar to shortbread but just a bit different. I have made these every year since 1992 for my Christmas goodies. This recipe is from BC Woman to Woman magazine by Mrs M.H. Wilkinson. I give full credit to her as I have not changed a thing. It is excellent the way it is. You get 8 to 10 dozen cookies"

Original is 96 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (15 g)
  • Calories 72.6
  • Total Fat - 4.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 12.3 mg
  • Sodium - 34.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 3.2 g
  • Protein - 0.9 g
  • Calcium - 4.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oven to 375f

Step 2

Cream together the butter, sugar and beaten egg

Step 3

Mix together the flour and salt

Step 4

Using a wooden spoon sift flour into the butter mixture, stir together working in the almonds

Step 5

Divide the dough into 4 pieces and make each piece in to 2 inch sausage. Wrap in plastic or wax paper and refrigerate until firm

Step 6

Cut the dough into 1/4 inch slices and place 1" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet

Step 7

Bake in the center of the oven for 10 to 12 minutes until they are the colour of shortbread. Do not overbake - they should not be brown.

Step 8

Store in tins in the fridge or freezer


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Thank you Bergy. You are missed. But I knew I could always count on you for a fabulous Danish recipe and cookie. Buttery and oh so delicious!


review by:
(8 Jun 2023)


A melt in your mouth treat for the holidays !! thanks Bergy, these have become Don's favourite treat for our holiday stash, I'll be making these again this year and probably every year, they also make fabulours gifts for neighbours and friends !!


review by:
(10 Nov 2011)

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