Danish "Mandel Kager" Almond Cookies

Danish "Mandel Kager" Almond Cookies

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 40cookies
  • About This Recipe

    “A Christmas favorite. Easy to make”


  • 1/2 cupshortening
  • 1/2 cupbutter
  • 1egg
  • 1/2 cupsugar
  • 1 2/3 cupsflour
  • 1/2 teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1tablespooncinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonscardamom, ground
  • 1/2 cupalmonds, toasted and chopped
  • Egg Glaze

  • 1lightly beaten egg yolk
  • 1tablespoonwater
  • Directions

  • Cream the shortening, butter, sugar& egg.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon& cardamon.
  • Add nuts.
  • Chill.
  • Roll into 1″ balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Flatten slightly and decorated with an almond.
  • Brush with egg glaze.
  • Egg Glaze———.
  • mix egg yolks and water.
  • Bake at 375f for 10-12 minutes.
  • Reviews

  • “Wonderful and very spicy!The cardamom makes the cookie extra special.I added 1 tsp cinnamon beyond the 1 Tbs in ingredient list, otherwise followed the recipe.I did find that for my oven, they only took 7 min or so to brown lightly on bottom.Will definitely make again – a nice addition to Christmas munchies!”

  • “I liked these cookies a lot but I made some changes to suit my taste. Instead of the almonds I added 3 1/2 tsp almond extract since I didn’t have any almonds. They tasted wonderful! Like a spice cookie but with an almond twist. I also didn’t use the egg glaze per the past reviewer’s suggestion. Thanks for the recipe! “

  • “These cookies were pretty easy to make, and have a nice, spicy taste to them. However, I found that they looked better without the egg glaze.”