I know most of you probably can’t look at Christmas cookies any more without getting a belly ache after all the Christmas goodness.. I decided to still share one of the most delicious recipes I know: Vanillekipferl.
My mom makes these every year and I just couldn’t imagine a Christmas Season without them. She was generous enough to share her recipe and photos with us today. Thank you, Mama! :)
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄3 (generous) cup sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
- 3⁄4 cups butter
- 1 cup almonds
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 pinch salt
- some powdered sugar
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
Cut the butter in pieces and mix in with your hands.
Add the sugar, ground almonds, vanilla and egg yolks and mix into a dough.
Divide the dough into two parts and roll into two rolls. Let cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 320°F (160°C).
Cut each of the two rolls into 35 slices.
Take each slice and form into a ball, then roll and form into a semicircle (crescent).
Place the vanillekipferl on a lined baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes at 320°F (160°C).
Sift powdered sugar onto the top of the vanillekipferl while they’re still warm.
I’m partying here! ❤