I Love Danish Wedding Cookies

"My Mom used to buy those wedding cookies in that pink bag, I think from Keebler, and I loved them. I came across this recipe online and tried it. It is just as good, in fact I think it's better. And they are really simple to make."
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Ready In:
2 dozen




  • Combine flour and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  • Add butter, pecans, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla, stir well until blended. Batter will be stiff.
  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove cookies to wire racks to cool slightly.
  • Roll cookies in powdered sugar, and cool completely on wire rack.

Questions & Replies

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  1. glizjoe
    Keebler Danish wedding cookies don't have pecans in them. Is there special reason you included them?


  1. Kate 8:)
    The first time I made these cookies, they were terrible! I attribute this to my using unsalted butter and to some extent, the instructions. The second time I used regular (salted) butter. Be sure it is well-melted! With no other "liquids" you need super soft butter to hold things together. Also, I had only used 1/4 c. of sugar the first time. The recipe says to divide, but doesn't really explain what the other powdered sugar is for--dusting? Then why is powdered sugar (with no measurement) listed again at the end. The second time I added all the measured powdered sugar and used additional powdered sugar for dusting. The cookies came out much closer to the elvish cookies. Both times, however, I have had a problem with the dusting. The first time, they were still too warm. The second time, I cooled them completely, but by the time I served them, the powdered sugar had "melted" into the cookie. Doesn't affect the taste, just the presentation. I'm make these again for personal use, but I won't make them for our Christmas cookie exchange.
  2. Bellablue
    My husband and I love the Keebler Danish Wedding Cookies. But, after tasting these delightful morsels, I do not believe we will ever buy them again! This recipe was simple. The cookies had a very nice firm texture and the taste was buttery good. And I even made a mistake buy putting in the whole 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. I thought the cookies would turn out too sweet but, NO! They were perfect. Thank you, Kitty, Kitty.
  3. pattyjo73
    I Love these cookies! I must have made 6 batches this Christmas! Very very good!
  4. dsspeed1
    I used this recipe at the last minute to cook the cookies for someone else. They turned out great tasting and I have recommended to my friends.
  5. MiMadre
    I made these once a long time ago for my sister. She recently mentioned how good they were. I couldn't find the original recipe, so I chose this one. I did omit the cinnamon because I didn't remember it in the original ones I made. I rolled them in powdered sugar while still warm and again after they had cooled off. These were so good and easy. I will bake these again. Thanks KittyKitty for a great recipe.



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