Jan Hagel Cookies

Jan Hagel Cookies

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Recipe by  Robin

“A Dutch cookie... a favorite at Christmas”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  1. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolk and beat thoroughly. (This should be very creamy.) Add the flour and cinnamon and mix well.
  2. Spread thinly on 1 1/2 cookie sheets. Press down mixture with fingers, then score with a fork. Brush on a film of egg white mixed with a little water. Sprinkle the nuts over the top.
  3. Bake 1/2 hour at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Remove from oven and cut into squares or oblongs. When cold, remove from cookie sheet.

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Dave W.

Dave W.

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 1 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.

PONI (rhymes with Bonnie)

PONI (rhymes with Bonnie)

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!!



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!

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 157 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 16.7 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 57 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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