Danish Aristocrats

READY IN: 42mins
Recipe by Bergy

Excellent Christmas recipe. I have made these every year since 1992 when I found the recipe in BC Woman to Woman Magazine it was credited to Mrs M.H. Wilkinson. I have not changed anything in the recipe it is excellent the way it is. For variety add a 1/2 tsp Almond extract orfresh ground nutmeg or finely grated orange peel. Try the original first tho you won't be disappointed

Top Review by smartblonde 2

I wasn't really sure I liked these when they first came out of the oven. I'm not really fond of almonds but I have to say when I tried them the following day they mellowed quite and bit and are really quite good. I think I got pretty close to the 8 dozen. These were the easiest cookies that used refrigerated dough that I ever made. I will try these again but I may try walnuts next time. Thanks

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven 375°F degrees.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar; add beaten egg.
  3. Mix together flour & salt.
  4. Using a wooden spoon stir flour into the creamed butter mixture.
  5. Work in the nuts until evenly distributed.
  6. Divide dough into 4 parts and roll each part into a sausage about 2-inches in diameter. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate until firm.
  7. Slice the dough into 1/4" slices and place 1" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes (bake in center of the oven) Do not let the cookies brown too much they should be the color of shortbread--pale golden.
  9. Store in tins in the fridge or freezer.

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