Vanilla Wreaths - 1890

A traditional danish Christmas cookie - 1890 recipe
Course Cookies, Desert
Cuisine 19th century, Christmas, Danish, Historical cooking, Holiday Food, Wood stove era
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 60 cookies


  • 350 grams flour
  • 230 grams butter
  • 230 grams sugar white
  • 230 grams almonds blanched & chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ammonium bicarbonate dissolved in a bit of rosewater, or baking soda
  • 0,5 vanilla pod


  1. Preheat the oven
  2. Knead flour, butter, sugar, the almonds, the ammonium bicarbonate and the vanilla pod.
  3. Form them into wreaths using a bit of flour
  4. Bake them until they are golden brown It doesn't say for how long or how hot, but I am guessing for 8 min at 200 C

Recipe Notes

Source: Madam Mangor's Kogebog 1890