Vaniljekranse – Danish Christmas butter biscuits

Makes 24
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200g of butter
  • 150g of sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 75g of ground almonds
  • 240g of plain flour

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
2
Cream together the butter, vanilla seeds and sugar then stir in the egg
3
Mix together the ground almonds and flour and mix into the butter and sugar mixture. When thoroughly combined, transfer the mixture to a piping bag with a star nozzle
4
Pipe circles of the dough onto a tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 8–10 minutes until the biscuits are just starting to turn golden brown
5
Leave to cool, sprinkle with caster sugar and serve