Crescent Butter Biscuits


These delicious almond-enriched Christmas biscuits (Vanillekipferl) are perfect anytime of the year. Enjoy with a big mug of tea. If you have a scale, please measure out the ingredients in grams, as the proportions are important. (Gram measures are in the Cook's Note).

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
100 cookies


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • 3 egg yolks

  • ¼ cup vanilla sugar, or as needed


  1. Combine all-purpose flour, almond flour, and sugar in a bowl; rub in butter using your fingers until coarse crumbs form. Add egg yolks and work into a smooth dough. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Turn dough onto a floured work surface; roll into long, thin pieces. Cut into 2-inch pieces and shape each piece into a crescent-shape. Place crescents on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until lightly golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Immediately roll the crescents in vanilla sugar while hot. Set aside to cool.

Cook's Note:

The original recipe is in metric. If you have a scale, please measure out 300 g flour, 125 g sugar, 150 g almond flour, and 250 g unsalted butter. The proportions are important.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

48 Calories
3g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 100
Calories 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 5mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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