Chinese New Year Cookie: Klassiske Vaniljekranse (I can’t pronounce either)

Klassiske Vaniljekranse or rather known as Danish Butter Cookies.

I baked these for Chinese New Year a while ago and I must say, they are so easy to make! It was literally, dunking everything into the mixer, beat and then voila! start piping, bake and cookie 🙂

CNY_home_Danish butter cookies

I think these cookies are great for anyone who wants to learn how to bake something simple without throwing the fuss of asking “how long should I mix this, am I over mixing it ? Do I use a beater or whisk  ? Must I add the wet or dry first ? Why is it curdling ?” Ok I guess those are some of the questions a beginner would ask when trying to bake something.


So come this Mother’s Day, if you want to make something special for your Mom, but haven’t tried baking before. Why not try this cookies ? The ingredients are so basic that you only need to get the best of the best. Get GOOD quality butter and real vanilla pods. These gems will make a difference in your cookie and if it’s for someone special, don’t skimp on quality 😉

CNY_home_assorted cookies 2



I adapted this recipe from monsieur Alan. Don’t forget, use real butter and real vanilla beans. There’s no denying, the aroma that fills up the house would be so utterly delicious that you wish it’s a permanent affair at every 3.15pm

Klassiske Vaniljekranse - Danish Butter Cookies
  • 1 egg (60g)
  • 200g butter, slightly softened
  • 130g icing sugar
  • 320g flour
  • beans from 1 vanilla pod
  1. Place everything in a mixing bowl and mix evenly using a beater on the lowest speed possible. Once it comes together, you can stop.
  2. Pipe wreaths onto greased cookie sheet or baking tray using an open star tip. I used Wilton 1M and another Matfer petit four pastry tip
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for 7-8 min
  4. Leave to cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.
  5. Transfer cookies into airtight container after cookies are at room temperature.

So, really, baking isn’t that difficult. Get some good quality ingredients, read the instructions, follow and put in lots of love. It will turn out good anyway. if it doesn’t try again lah.





5 Comments on Chinese New Year Cookie: Klassiske Vaniljekranse (I can’t pronounce either)

  1. Baby Sumo says:

    Rich buttery biscuits.. I won’t bother pronouncing the name either 😛

  2. HenRy Lee says:

    reminds me of the biscuits i had few months back during CNY… too bad i don’t have an oven at home ;(

  3. Charmaine says:

    This looks easy. Will give it a go for CNY. Thanks for sharing.

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