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Berlin Wreath Norwegian Christmas Cookies Recipe

DWELL by Michelle
Need an addition to your Christmas cookie plate? Berlinerkranser (a.k.a. Berlin Wreaths) cookies are a sweet and buttery delight that always brings holiday cheer. This ribbon-shaped Norwegian Christmas cookies recipe is a favorite for people both young and old. Craft the perfect edible wreath with this easy holiday cookie recipe.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine European
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 214 kcal


For the Norwegian Cookies

  • 1 hard-boiled egg yolk (without the whites) , crumbled
  • 1 raw eggs yolk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) cold unsalted butter , preferably European-style and cut into ½-inch slices

For the Egg Wash

  • 1 raw egg white
  • 1 tbsp milk , regular or plant-based
  • extra sugar , to garnish


  • In a large bowl, mix together the crumbled hard-boiled egg yolk, raw egg yolk, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Sift in the flour and mix until just combined with a spatula.
  • Add in the cold butter and use a pastry cutter to cut in the dough until well-combined.
  • Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 45 minutes, or preferably 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet.
  • Take the cookie dough out from the fridge and divide them into small tablespoon-size chunks. Roll each piece into a thin log, about ¼ inch in diameter. Cross the ends of the logs to create a Berlin wreath shape.
  • Place the wreath-shaped cookie dough on the prepared baking sheet. Meanwhile, mix the milk and eggs whites in a small bowl to create the egg wash mixture. Use a silicone brush to brush on the egg wash. Sprinkle with extra sugar, if you'd like.
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes, until the cookies are golden. Once done, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool, then enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container.
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