Saturday, December 19, 2015

Grandma Esther's Danish Butter Cookies


3/4 lb butter
2-1/2 cups sugar
4 cups flour
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1-1/2 tsp almond extract


  • Beat egg, butter, and extract together. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cream of tartar, and baking soda. 
  • Cut the two mixtures together.  The mixture will be dry and in small pea sized pieces.  
  • Roll into two logs, wrap in wax paper, and chill overnight.  
  • Slice into thin slices and bake in a 350* oven until golden brown.  
Optional:  top each cookie with 1/2 of an almond before baking.