Danish Brown Cookies (Brunkager)
Brown cookies is an absolute must at Christmas and in December at our house. Brown cookies are said to have roots back in the Middelage - I have "only" baked them a little more than 50 years 😃 . I make a portion dough and when it has cooled and is solid, I part it in 4 pieces and make them into rolls and put each in a plastic bag and put them in the freezer. Then I can bake them once in a while, and they will stay crisp. It is also a great advantage they are frozen, because that makes it much easier to cut very thin slices. If you cut too thick slices the cookies will not be crisp.
|Danish Brown Cookies|
|250 g butter||Heat butter, sugar and syrup till boiling point Dissolve potash in the water and add. Peel and chop the almonds Blend the orange peel with a bit of the flour. Stir all the ingredients together and let cool When the dough is cooled and solid , separate in 4 pieces and make 4 rolls and put them in the freezer.|
Cut i thin slices and bake 6-8 minutes at 175 degrees.
|2½ dL sugar|
|1½ dl syrup|
|2 tsp potash|
|1 tbsp water|
|500 g flour|
|2 tsp cinnamon|
|1 tsp ground cloves|
|1 tsp ground ginger|
|50 g chopped almonds|
|50 g bitter orange peel or pickled orange peel|