Have you ever had homemade Danish wedding cookies before? Well, let me tell you these little cookies are packed with fresh from the oven goodness. They’re the crumbly, buttery, powdered-sugary lovechild of cinnamon cookies and pecan cookies. These aren’t like the Kebbler Danish Wedding Cookies you can buy at the market. Instead, they’re authentically flavored with good butter, pecans and just a hint of cinnamon. An old fashioned, delicate cookie you’re bound to fall in love with. ♥
- Easy to make
- Butter + Powdered Sugar = YUM
- Quick! Done in less than 30 minutes!
Vanilla: Since this recipe is so simple, it’s important to get the best of each ingredient. When you add your vanilla, make sure you use pure vanilla extract — not imitation vanilla.
Butter: Real butter is a must. This isn’t a time for margarine.
Can You Freeze This?
These cookies freeze very nicely! Store in an airtight container and be sure to get a good, tight seal on your container or bag. The last thing you want is to find out your precious cookies are inedible!. Not that something made of butter and powdered sugar will go uneaten. I mean, really now. These cookies are DELICIOUS. They should last about 3 months.
Make Ahead Tips
This recipe comes together very quickly once you start, so I’m afraid there isn’t a whole lot you can do to cut the (already minimal) time.
How Long Can You Keep This?
These cookies will do well at room temp for up a few days. Even so, I keep them in an airtight container, just because stale cookies are definitely not delicious cookies! And I’m not at all too proud to admit that I adore eating the leftover powdered sugar and cookie crumbs from the bottom of the bag. ♥
More Delicious Butter Cookies
- Chocolate chip shortbread cookies -buttery shortbread is reminiscent of these Danish Wedding treats, all crumbly and crunchy.
- Almond crescent cookies -these are an old family recipe that has been kept secret until I shared it with you!
- Christmas butter cookies –are the rich buttery epitome of sweet deliciousness and holiday cheer.
- Butter pecan cookies — Melt in your mouth nutty and buttery, crunchy and chewy, they are so delish!
Danish Wedding Cookies
- 1/2 cups unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cups pecans finely ground
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup - plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cups confectioners sugar for rolling or more as needed
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld mixer set on medium speed, cream together butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in cinnamon, salt, pecans, and vanilla. Gradually mix in flour and combine well.
- Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Cookies do not brown.
- Let cookies cool for a couple of minutes then roll warm cookies in remaining confectioners' sugar and place on a wire rack to cool completely. When cool, dust with extra powdered sugar.
Want to see what else you can fill your treat trays with?
- Golden Oreo Truffles –America’s favorite cookie taken up a level!
- Rum Balls – Bring on the holiday booze!
- Bourbon Balls – Your rum balls need a friend!
- Double Chocolate Snowballs— Rich, tender, double chocolate cookies that aren’t too sweet and have a luscious thick coating of powdered sugar.
- Italian Wedding Cookies— 6 ingredients that brings together all the best cookie ingredients into one delicious ready bite
When you serve my Danish wedding cookies you will shoot right to cookie baking Rock Star! The Good news is that even though these cookies are simple to make, they definitely don’t taste that way, and you’ll have your guests cheering your praises!