Vanilla Wreaths – 1866


From The Old Town’s website in my translation. Sadly they don’t have the original text up, though it could be fun.

Vanilla Wreaths - 1866

Old recipe for Vanilla Wreaths from 1866.
Course Cookies, Desert
Cuisine 19th century, Christmas, Danish, Historical cooking, Holiday Food
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 80 cookies


  • 500 grams flour
  • 1 egg
  • 350 grams butter soft
  • 250 grams sugar
  • 0,5 vanilla pod whole
  • 250 grams blanched almonds chopped
  • 15 grams bitre blanched almonds chopped (or more normal almonds)


  1. Knead flour, egg, butter, sugar, vanilla and almonds together, until the dough doesn't stick to your hands.
  2. Roll the dough into finger thick sauceges
  3. Cut each into about 12 cm long pieces and shape the wreaths so they have a large hole in the middle. Otherwise they will close. Use a bit of flour on your fingers while shaping them.
  4. If you have a meat grinder with a vanilla wreath plate use that.
  5. Bake them golden brown for 20 min at 180 C

Recipe Notes

Source: Adapted by "Den Gamle By" (The Old Town). Madam Mangor: Fortsættelse af Kogebog for små Husholdninger 1866.  

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