Another traditional Christmas treat from Denmark…


.5 cup butter

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

.25 cup thickened cream

3.5 cups plain flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

.75 teaspoon ground cardamon

.25 teaspoon ground nutmeg


icing sugar

Keljner biscuits on a boardCream the butter and sugar.

Beat the eggs then whisk in the cream. Slowly mix the egg mixture into the butter/sugar.

Add dry ingredients to form a dough.

Divide dough into four and tightly wrap in plastic wrap. Leave in fridge overnight.

Work with one dough section at a time…

Roll dough out to about 6 mm thick. Cut into strips about 5 cm wide and then into diamonds by cutting the diagonals about 7 cm apart.

Cut a small slit along the length of the diamond and tuck one end of the diamond through the slit until it is a diamond shape again with just a little twist in the middle.

Keep refrigerated while doing the remaining batches.

Heat oil in a pan or deep fryer until hot. Add a few diamonds at a time (about 5 but it depends on the size of your pan) until they are puffed up and golden brown on both side – don’t forget to turn them once!

Drain on paper towel then roll in icing sugar.

Store in layers with grease-proof paper in air tight containers. This recipe makes about 4 dozen so I think I’ll reduce it when I make them!