Vanilla Half-Moons

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Great German recipe. It has been very popular at our home during the holidays.

2
2
Prep Time:
2 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
12 mins
Servings:
80
Yield:
80 half-moons

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 ½ vanilla beans, divided

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup ground almonds

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar for rolling

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time. Split the half of vanilla bean and scrape the seeds; stir the seeds into the butter mixture. Mix in the flour and ground almonds. Divide the dough into two pieces, wrap and refrigerate until firm.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Break off tablespoonful sized pieces of dough and roll them into little ropes about 2 inches long. Bend the ropes into a half circle and place them 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned. Scrape the seeds from the remaining vanilla bean and stir them into the confectioners' sugar. Carefully roll warm cookies in the vanilla sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

49 Calories
2g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 80
Calories 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 11mg 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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