Jan Hagel Bars – A Quick and Easy Dutch Holiday Cookie

Jan Hagel Bars  – A Quick and Easy Dutch Holiday Cookie


From Holland come these crisp, buttery-rich strips with baked-on glaze. Quick and easy, especially nice for teas or as an accompaniment to ice cream desserts.

1 cup butter                                                 ½ tsp. cinnamon

1 cup sugar                                                   1 tbsp. water

1 egg, separated                                        ½ cup very finely chopped walnuts


Heat oven to 350. Lightly grease a jelly roll pan. Mix butter, sugar, and egg yolk. Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting.

Blend flour and cinnamon; stir into butter mixture. Pat into pan. Beat water and egg white until frothy; brush over dough; sprinkle with nuts. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cut immediately into finger-like strips. ENJOY!

This recipe has been a “keeper” to any one I have served. These bars are great for the holidays. The recipe is from the Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book 1963, first edition.


Mary Z.