Jan Hagels

Jan Hagels


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About this recipe: Jan Hagel biscuits are a traditional Dutch Christmas treat. Gently spiced with cinnamon and studded with walnuts, they're melt-in-your-mouth delicious.


Serves: 24 

  • 225g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg white + 1 teaspoon water, beaten
  • 60g finely chopped walnuts

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:10min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 C / Gas mark 2. Line two baking trays with parchment.
  2. 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.
  3. Spread thinly over one baking tray, and half of the other. Press down mixture with fingers, then score with a fork. Lightly brush on egg white mixed with a little water. Sprinkle the nuts over the top.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from oven and immediately cut into squares or rectangles. When cool, remove from baking trays.

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Reviews (2)


I lived in Holland for 2 years and remember these fondly. this recipe tastes just as I remembre them. thanks so much, lovely! - 08 Dec 2008


I loved these, they were simple but very luxurious tasting. Great with a coffee. Colleagues loved them. - 04 Dec 2008

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