Danish "Brun Kager" Brown Cookies

Danish "Brun Kager" Brown Cookies

  • Prep Time: 336 hrs
  • Total Time: 336 hrs 8 mins
  • Yield: 5doz apprx
  • About This Recipe

    “Traditional Danish Christmas cookie. They have a wonderful spicy flavor that stays with you long after you eat it – It’s the taste of Christmas to me. Sometimes it is tricky to slice the cookies, especially if you did not wrap & seal them well, then they tend to crumble. Seal them well and leave them 2 weeks in the fridge and you shouldn’t have any trouble”


  • 1cupbutter
  • 1cupbrown sugar
  • 1cupwhite corn syrup
  • 1teaspoonbaking ammonia( this is available at your local pharmacy, they’ll probably give it to you when you say you only need)
  • 1teaspooncardamom, powdered
  • 1teaspoonclove
  • 1teaspooncinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 teaspoonallspice
  • 1/2 teaspoonginger, powdered
  • 4 1/2 cupsflour
  • 1/2 cupslivered blanched almonds
  • Directions

  • Melt the butter, sugar& corn syrup together.
  • Sift dry ingredients and add to melted mixture.
  • Form into 2 or 3 rolls, about 2″ high, wrap in plastic so the rolls are completely sealed and chill in the refrigerator for at least a week, 2 weeks is better Slice thinly and place on a buttered cookie sheet (Just over a 1/4″).
  • Bake in moderate oven 375f for 5-7 minutes.
  • Reviews

  • “To be fair, I have not tried this recipe.It may taste terrific.I am from Danish stock – my father is Danish – and I have baked my grandmother’s brown cookie recipe for years.You simply can’t use corn syrup in a recipe like this and call it traditional. It’s not.Traditional calls for a combination of molasses and brown sugar.”

  • “These have a great flavour and nice chewy texture. They baked up lighter in colour than the ones I remembered from Denmark. Next time I will try dark corn syrup instead of the white.”

  • “Bergy, we loved these!Using baker’s ammonia leaves these cookies with pure flavor rather than baking powder after-taste like most cookies.I left out the cardamom since it turns out I was all out, and even without it these cookies are keepers!They traveled well too as we took them on vacation with us.Thanks for posting!”