Vanilla  Crescent Cookies

How To Make

Recipes from Europe

Vanilla Crescent Cookies - known as Vanillekipferl - are buttery, crumbly Holiday cookies that are easy to make and enjoyed in many countries!

What You'll Need

Butter Flour Ground Almonds Vanilla Extract Granulated Sugar Egg Yolk

First, cut the cold butter into small pieces and add it to a mixing bowl. Then add the flour, ground almonds, egg yolk, sugar, and vanilla extract.

Quickly knead everything together with a pastry cutter or your hands. Press the dough together to form a ball. Don't overknead.

Wrap the ball and store in the fridge for 1 hour, then remove and cut into four even parts. Now, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Grab 1/4 of the dough and leave the rest in the fridge to chill. Roll it into a sausage, 1/2 inch thick, then cut 3-inch long pieces.

Shape the cut pieces into crescents and pinch the ends slightly for a nicer look. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

Place the cookies on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. You'll likely have to bake them in batches.

Bake for 15-17 minutes in the middle rack of your oven until the edges are lightly browned. The tops of the cookies will not brown.

Once done, remove from the oven and lift the parchment paper from the baking sheet. Dust with powdered sugar right away.

As they cool, you can always dust more powdered sugar on top. Enjoy these classic European holiday cookies!

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