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Hindbærsnitter (means raspberry slices) is a popular cake in Denmark. The idea is simple: two layers of butter dough, raspberry jam between, sugar glaze on the top. Why not to play around with the shape?
Mix 300 g all purpose flour, 200 g butter, 100 g icing sugar and 1 egg. Let it stay for a couple of hours or overnight. Roll out to 3-4 mm thickness and use your favourite cookie cutter. Place the cookies carefully on a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven on 175 ºC for about 10-15 minutes. They should stay light - watch out, they get burned easily!
Cool the cookies down and glue 2 and 2 together with raspberry jam or use your favourite jam (mine is crab apple).
Finally, make glaze if necessary. Melt 30 g butter, 30 g icing sugar, 100 g white chocolate and a 2-5 spoon water (add gradually). Melt slowly and stir often. When the glaze becomes soft and creamy, coat the top of the cookies with a glaze brush. Also, you can add colour to the dough or to the glaze or finish the cakes with topping sugar.

For Christmas

For Valentine's day

You can buy these small cookies everywhere in Denmark before Christmas: in bakeries or in supermarkets. But of course, home made is the best. And it is easy to make.
Mix the ingredients: 280 g all purpose flour, 110 g sugar, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cardamom, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 orange's zest, 120 g butter, 1 egg. Let the dough stay for a couple of hours or an overnight. Cut it into 8 pieces and make about 2 cm diameter "snakes". Cut it about 1 cm thick pieces - they are like coins. Place them on a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven on 200 ºC for about 10 minutes.
After cooling down, keep them in a metal box.