Vanillekipferl (vanilla crescent cookies) are my favorite Christmas cookies!
Just like peanut butter chocolate cookies, nut macaroons, cinnamon stars, and anything with marzipan:-).
For years I was of the opinion that Vanillekipferl are very difficult to make. But seeing that I love them, and
seeing that my mum is very far away, I finally gave it a try.
Turns out they are really easy! The trick is to keep the dough cold at all times, and to handle them carefully.
Mine are not as pretty as my mum's but just as delicious!
You will need:
200 g (1.6 cups) flour
80 g (1 cup) sugar
175 g (6.25 oz) butter (cold)
2 egg yellow
100 g (0.5 cups) ground almonds
mark from one vanilla pod
a bit of salt
Vanilla sugar to sprinkle over them once they are baked
Put all the ingredients together (apart from the vanilla sugar for sprinkling) and knead until they form a dough.
Separate the dough into two halves, and roll each half into a long roll.
Cover the rolls with cling foil and put in the fridge for at least two hours.
Preheat oven to 180° C (356° F). Cut the rolls into slices and roll each slice into a ball. Then form crescents out of each ball
and put them onto your tray covered with baking paper.
Bake for about 15 minutes, take out and sprinkle them with the vanilla sugar while still warm.
And now enjoy!
A wonderful day to you :-)
Lots of love,