Dutch Walnut Cookies

    45 minutes

    These Dutch cookies also known as Jan Hagels are a favourite at Christmas. They only have a few ingredients and are simple to make but they are just delicious!

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    Makes: 24 biscuits

    • 250g butter
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1 egg, separated
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolk and beat thoroughly until very creamy. Add the flour and cinnamon and mix well.
    3. Spread thinly on baking trays. Press down mixture with fingers and score with a fork. Brush on a film of egg white mixed with a little water. Sprinkle the walnuts over the top.
    4. Bake 1/2 hour. Remove from oven and cut into squares or triangles. When cold, remove from baking tray.

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    Delicious and very easy to make. I have made these for my family and co-workers on several occasions, and they've always been a hit. The entire amount of dough pressed nicely into an 11" x 17" cookie sheet, with about 2 in. of unused space at one end of the pan. I've found that cutting them into 24 pieces is a good serving size. Increasing the amount of cinnamon to 1 tsp was not overpowering.  -  28 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Lordy! Lordy! These cookies were utterly fantastic and, surprise, they didn't even have chocolate in them!! I found that a double recipe would beautifully fill a large cookie sheet. I finely chopped the nuts in order to nicely cover the entire surface. Who wouldn't love these cookies!!  -  19 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Funny that I should find this recipe today. My mom just made a huge batch of this type of cookies. I never thought I would see this recipe anywhere else. These are a tradition in my family! It just isn't Christmas without these cookies. They are crispy, slightly sweet, and just melt in your mouth. Scrumptious!  -  11 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)