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Jan Hagel’s Dutch Cookies

Lisbeth Axell sent us this cookie, which was a “staple” in her home around the holidays when she was growing up.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter (1/2 pound)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 chopped nuts (I use walnuts)


Pre-heat the oven to 300°F.

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolk and beat until creamy. 

Add the flour and cinnamon; mix well. 

Spread thinly on a cookie sheet

Brush with the egg white and sprinkle with nuts. 

Bake at 300°F for 25-30 minutes. Cut into squares while hot.

Rachael Ray