Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies Review

Simple, plain, sweet Danish butter cookies from Costco!

Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies image of tin of cookies sitting on table
Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies

Today I’m reviewing the Kelsen Original Danish Butter Cookies. These are available at my Costco only for the holiday season. I’m not a huge fan of simple butter or shortbread cookies but I enjoy them enough and want to make sure to cover all the Costco Christmas products available!

The Costco Kirkland Signature Walkers Shortbread are very popular at Costco during the holiday season. As well as the Costco Kirkland Signature Raspberry Crumble Cookies, the Kirkland Signature European Cookies, the Costco David’s Butter Pecan Meltaways and the Costco Kirkland Signature Butter Shortbread Cookies.

Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies image of cookies in tin with lid off.
Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies

Location in Store

You can find the Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies in the Christmas seasonal aisle at Costco. The item number is 386450.

Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies on a plate with bites taken out of each of the five kids of cookies
Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies

Taste

There’s five different kinds of butter cookies in the tin. The cookies are all fairly similar. Some have sugar crystals on top.

The other difference is that the texture seems slightly different between the different cookies, with the piped/spiral cookie being the most noticeably different – it’s a bit lighter than the others.

All of them are quite hard, dry and crunchy and taste like plain, sweet butter cookies. They’re similar to shortbread in flavor, but harder and drier. The piped/spiral cookies seem closest to shortbread in flavor.

Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies top of the tin
Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies

Cost

I paid $8.49 Canadian for the 908 gram tin of danish butter cookies. The tin comes with four layers of paper muffin cups – 10 muffin cups per layer with three butter cookies per cup, so 120 cookies total.

Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies five danish butter cookies all different on a plate
Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies

Convenience

The best before date on the cookies is about 14 months from the date I purchased the cookies. These would make a nice gift if you know that someone really enjoys butter cookies.

They go well with afternoon tea or coffee so having a tin of these around the holiday season might be nice if you tend to have guests stop over unexpectedly.

Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies Nutrition Facts
Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies Nutrition Facts

Nutrition

Calories

Four cookies is 160 calories, eight grams of fat, 19 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, eight grams of sugar, two grams of protein and 60 mg of sodium. That’s not very many calories or fat four four cookies! Two cookies is plenty for me.

Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies Ingredients List
Costco Kelsen Danish Butter Cookies Ingredients List

Ingredients

The ingredients list is extremely short and simple which is nice to see! These contain wheat, sugar, eggs, milk and may contain hazelnuts, pecans and macadamia nuts. The Danish Butter Cookies from Costco are a product of Denmark.

Scoring

Taste: 6.5/10

Cost: 9/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 1/10

Overall

Give it a try!

I’m not a huge butter cookie/shortbread fan, but I like shortbread a lot more than these cookies.

Do you have a favorite cookie from Costco you buy during the holiday season?


Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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