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[Cookie Elf File #434] 12 Days of Easy Christmas Cookies #1: Danish Butter Crunch Bar Cookies
November 09, 2021
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to easy cookie recipes! Now as the holidays get close it’s time for our traditional 12 Days of Easy Christmas Cookies recipes.

Here we go with Day 1 and Danish Butter Crunch Bar Cookies

The Holidays are Coming. Be Ready to Bake!

They’re adorable – and inexpensive, too. Browse all kinds of cookie cutters and pick your favorites so you’re ready for holiday baking. Take a look.

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Feature: 12 Days of Easy Christmas Cookies #1 - Danish Butter Crunch Bar Cookies

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Danish Butter Crunch Cookies are a cross between bar cookies and shortbread with nuts layered on top.

I love cutting this cookie into triangles – it’s just a bit different.

And with just 6 ingredients, it’s easy to see why this can become one of your favorite easy Christmas cookie recipes.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 45-50 minutes
Makes about 4-6 dozen bars, depending on how you cut them

Get the full recipe for Danish Butter Crunch Cookies and get inspired by different shortbread variations on The Elf’s Shortbread Pinterest Board.

Cookie Baking Tip: How to Cut Shortbread for Best Results

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See more helpful cookie baking tips on The Elf’s Baking Tips Pinterest Board .

Easier Ways to Cut Bars

Use knives just for cookies, cakes: fun, too Spatulas can be versatile: use them for mixing, lifting, AND servingSave your counter: Cutting mats and cutting boards for bar cookies, nuts, dried fruit

More Easy Shortbread Christmas Cookie Recipes

Easy Almond Shortbread Bars: Shortbread with a Topping Maple Toffee Shortbread: Rich but Simple Chocolate Chip Shortbread: Just 5 IngredientsToffee Shortbread Cookies: Scoop It

That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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