Jan Hagel Cookies - Dutch Shortbread
I first had Jan Hagel Cookies at Folk Dance Festivals in Holland. Dutch vendors would sell their light, crisp, shortbread to long lines of festival fans.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Dutch
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, or any chopped nut
  • cinnamon and sugar for sprinkling on top
  1. Grease a 9x13" pan.
  2. Mix butter, sugar and egg yolk until creamy.
  3. Stir in flour and cinnamon.
  4. Spread cookie dough into pan and pat smooth.
  5. Beat water and egg white until frothy and brush over dough with a pastry brush.
  6. Sprinkle with nuts, cinnamon, and sugar.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Cut into bars right after removing from the oven and carefully remove to a cooling rack.
Recipe by Cheery Kitchen at https://cheerykitchen.com/jan-hagel-cookies-dutch-shortbread-2/