These knot cookies are originated from Norway , it’s called Berlinerkranser , or Berlin Wreaths . From what i read , the Germans and Denmark also has similar cookies , tied with red ribbons and hung on christmas tree or in windows . That would make your house smells so buttery and vanilla-y during christmas 😀
This i must say broke my christmas cookies baking record . This is the 11th cookies i baked this christmas . I don’t know why , but i just couldn’t sit still and relaxing , i always tried to find something to do . And that something , today , happened to be making this butter knot cookies . While my 8 years old busy playing or watching Tv , i was busy baking cookies , and according to him , it tastes yummy , he loves the fact that i added sprinkles . LOL , 8 years old , what do you expect .. they don’t care much about the taste of the cookies .. it’s the sprinkles that attract him !!
Easy , delicious and buttery , first thing first , you have to boil hard boiled egg , and then you’ll be set to make these cookies , the chilling time was only an hour and you’re ready to roll and bake them .
2 sticks of unsalted butter , room temperature
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1 hard boiled , egg yolk
1 egg yolk ( save the white for brushing later on )
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cup of flour
1. Cream the butter for a minute with high speed mixer . Then add the powdered sugar , beat until combined .
2. Add the egg yolk , raw yolk and vanilla , beat well . Then add the flour , until it’s all combined . Chill in the fridge for an hour .
3. Once the dough is ready , preheat oven to 325 F , prepare cookie sheets lined with parchment paper . Then roll the dough into a ball then roll out to a long rope , about 5 inches , then make a knot . Place all the knots on the parchment paper , then brush with egg whites and sprinkles with sugar .
4. Bake for 22 minutes .