Rating: 3.75 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

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).

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
100
Yield:
100 cookies
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Ingredients

100
Original recipe yields 100 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

48 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 4.5g; fat 3.1g; cholesterol 11mg; sodium 13.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2018
The flavour is lovely! I found the dough super crumbly so I added an extra egg yolk and about 2 tbsp of water so the cookies would hold the crescent shape. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
01/02/2021
Flavor is OK; directions are vague. Dough was very crumbly and required additional moisture. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2021
These are exactly how they are supposed to be. The dough is supposed to be very crumbly, because Vanillekipferl are very brittle cookies. It is very important to use a scale and measure out the ingredients in grams if you can so you get the proportions right. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2018
The flavour is lovely! I found the dough super crumbly so I added an extra egg yolk and about 2 tbsp of water so the cookies would hold the crescent shape. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2021
These cookies were a big hit with my friends and students. It made sooooo many of them. The flavors are quite light. My boss said it tasted just like her German neighbors version so it must be like the original German recipe. I did not weigh the ingredients either which I noticed was in the note AFTER I had already mixed things. The hardest part was the vanilla sugar. I did have to make my own as I couldn’t find it near me. Read More