These cookie slices were my absolute favorites growing up in Denmark. They are simple but yet so delicious, especially if you are a sweetened coconut fan. This is an old family recipe. I have tried to search the origin but it goes back hundreds of years literally. I have done my best to convert recipe into cups/tablespoons but if you have a scale I recommend that you weigh the ingredients instead of using the other measures. The cookies freeze well. The dough is quite fragile and I recommend that you cool it for 10 to 15 minutes in the refrigerator before rolling it out.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (125 g)
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour, for rolling out
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 cup butter (125 g)
- 8 tablespoons sweetened coconut (65 g)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar (65 g)
- 3⁄4 cup icing sugar (100 g)
- 2 tablespoons milk (I have read that egg white instead of water gives a nicer glace, but have not tried this myself)
- sweetened coconut (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix all ingredients until a dough consistency forms.
- Divide dough into 4 equal portions.
- Roll each portion into a 2.5 inch strip, about a 1/4 inch (or thinner) thick.
- Make icing; icing should be ready once cookies are removed from oven.
- Bake the strips at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and WHILE STILL WARM brush with icing. If you wish you can also sprinkle with a bit of sweetened coconut on top of icing.
- WHILE STILL WARM cut the strips diagonally into 1 inch strips (now you have 1 x 2.5 inch cookies). The cookies will seem really fragile while cutting but they harden as they cool.
- Place on cooling rack and let cool. (I let mine cool right on the baking sheet).