Jan Hagel Cookies
Hello friends! Here’s a Dutch treat…
(pronounced Yahn Hahgel), is a memory from years ago. At Folk Dance Festivals in Holland, vendors would sell this light, crisp, Dutch shortbread.
Jan Hagel Cookies
Dutch bakers would pull Jan Hagel Cookies out of huge ovens on full sheet cake pans. Long lines of festival goers would be waiting to purchase their share which is a perfect accompaniment to a delicious drink.
Recently we attended a party hosted by our son and daughter-in-law in Washington. One of their friends, Sam, brought a tray of Jan Hagel Cookies. I was busy serving food when our son, Sean asked me, “Mom, have you tried this?” I had not so he brought one to me. The taste was divine and reminiscent. “You’ve got to figure out how to make these Mom!” Well, he was right. I simply asked who brought them and Sam graciously provided the recipe her mother passed down to her.
Note: I cut my Jan Hagel Cookies into 12 even bars and then cut those in half, creating 24 even rectangles.
- 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
- Grease a 9x13" pan.
- Mix butter, sugar and egg yolk until creamy.
- Stir in flour and cinnamon.
- Spread cookie dough into pan and pat smooth.
- Beat water and egg white until frothy and brush over dough with a pastry brush.
- Sprinkle with nuts, cinnamon, and sugar.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
- Cut into bars right after removing from the oven and carefully remove to a cooling rack.
Hope you each enjoy this lovely treat. What’s your favorite international delight?
So good to “hear” from you!!!
Sounds like you have been busy traveling and enjoying family.
Those cookies are on the KEEP AND MAKE list!
Thanks so much, great to know you’re still out there too!
Wonderful to have you back blogging again!!! The cookie treat looks delicious! So nice you were able to get the recipe.
Thanks Lorraine, I’m on my way to see you too!
Nice to see you Renee! I’m always up for a cookie, they sound great:@)
Good to see you Lynn. Love your cilantro post today!
Yay!! I really have missed your recipes. For whatever reason, the stuff you make just appeals to me more consistently than any other blog or resource I’ve ever found. I have been trying to figure out what route to go with my own blog. I’m getting a replacement for Della the laptop this week. Maybe it will be more enjoyable to blog and visit when I’m not battling her.
Thanks Debbie, I enjoy your blog. You are such a talented writer. I hope a new computer will help you. You just have a lot going on too, I know. Look for me weekly, SWB is not taking over my life! I’m also going to go to wordpress in the near future. In the end it makes it easier I’ve decided.
Yummy!!! I’m going to be trying these out! Welcome back to blogging!
Thanks so much Christine. Hope you enjoy them.
Good to see you back, Gnee! This does sound like a wonderful recipe and one I would love to try! I love shortbread style cookies.
You always make the most delicious looking goodies. I’m on my way to check them out now! Thanks…