The Royal Dansk brand was established in 1966 where a range of crisp, delicious and luxury products were born. The cookies were packed and delivered in a recognisable tin showing the old Danish farmhouse named "Hjemstavnsgaard" from the island of Funen in Denmark.
The tin was used to maintain freshness of the cookies. It was resealable and reusable for storing in general, and some people used it simply as a bowl to serve from. It's a matter of no surprise that it was known as The Blue Tin.
Today the Royal Dansk Butter Cookies are enjoyed all over the world, and the cookies are just as delicious as the ones baked so many years ago. The design has been slightly modernised to follow the trend of today.