Danish "Mandel Kager" Almond Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A Christmas favorite. Easy to make

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the shortening, butter, sugar& egg.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon& cardamon.
  3. Add nuts.
  4. Chill.
  5. Roll into 1" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Flatten slightly and decorated with an almond.
  7. Brush with egg glaze.
  8. Egg Glaze---------.
  9. mix egg yolks and water.
  10. Bake at 375f for 10-12 minutes.
Most Helpful

Wonderful and very spicy! The cardamom makes the cookie extra special. I added 1 tsp cinnamon beyond the 1 Tbs in ingredient list, otherwise followed the recipe. I did find that for my oven, they only took 7 min or so to brown lightly on bottom. Will definitely make again - a nice addition to Christmas munchies!

moosehead October 10, 2010

I liked these cookies a lot but I made some changes to suit my taste. Instead of the almonds I added 3 1/2 tsp almond extract since I didn't have any almonds. They tasted wonderful! Like a spice cookie but with an almond twist. I also didn't use the egg glaze per the past reviewer's suggestion. Thanks for the recipe!

LUVMY2BOYS July 17, 2005

These cookies were pretty easy to make, and have a nice, spicy taste to them. However, I found that they looked better without the egg glaze.

Lin #2 February 08, 2005