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.

The frozen dough is easy to slice thinly

Danish Brown Cookies
I keep the brown cookies in a cake tin

250 g butterHeat 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