Recipe for Vaniljekranse (Butter Cookie Wreaths)

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Last Updated on March 27, 2024 by Share My Kitchen

These tasty and buttery, vanilla-flavored Vaniljekranse (Butter Cookie Wreaths) cookies are a holiday favorite that will soon become a family favorite. These cookies are crisp and flavorful!

Classic Danish Butter Cookie Wreaths

Vaniljekranse literally translates to “vanilla wreaths.” These are classic Danish butter cookie wreaths in a holiday-themed wreath shape. They have a crisp and buttery texture with a wonderful vanilla flavor. You can definitely bake these in the weeks leading up to Christmas, so you can enjoy them during your holiday celebrations. Fortunately, they are easy and fun to make, so it’s not a hard project to deal with!

They are known for being sold in a classic blue tin. Before you begin, these butter cookie wreaths are honestly the best cookies in the tin. It is inarguable. Also, homemade butter cookies taste better than store-bought! Simply, the almond flour and butter make the texture both crisp and tender. Plus, the vanilla flavor is just unbeatable. It’s easy to make, and well worth the effort.

Vaniljekranse (Butter Cookie Wreaths) Recipe Tips & Tricks

It’s easy to follow the recipe: make the dough, pipe it, and bake. If you don’t have a piping bag or nozzle in your kitchen, you can just use a Ziploc bag and shape them as circles rather than wreaths or a piping bag. If you have a meat grinder, Danes actually also shape these cookies. Make the most of what you have. Then, you can eat as many as you like in one sitting because they’re that good. Enjoy!

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time23 minutes

Important Note: This butter cookie wreaths recipe uses both a digital scale (grams) and the metric system (1 ml). However, it is not guaranteed that the measurements of the cups will be accurate. This recipe also uses a convection (fan) oven.


  • 150 grams (10.5 tbsp) unsalted butter, softened
  • 150 grams (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 grams (1/2 cup) almond flour
  • 200 grams (about 1 2/3 cups) all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 390°F (~200°C). If your oven has a convection bake setting, turn it on to get the best results. This will ensure that the cookies don’t become too dark at the bottom while it cooks all the way through.
  2. Combine softened butter with sugar.
  3. Then, add the egg and vanilla, and mix well.
  4. Add all-purpose flour, almond flour, and salt. Mix until you have a dough that is pipeable.
  5. Put the dough into a piping bag with a star-shaped tip. Then, pipe the rings onto a baking sheet.
  6. To preserve more of the ridged edges, freeze the tray with piped cookies for about 5-10 minutes. Otherwise, it might look like a circle.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes, or until the bottom is lightly golden. These can quickly burn, so be careful! Have fun!

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