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! :)
By January 8, 2013Published:
traditional German winter cookies
- 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 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 160°C.
- Sift powdered sugar onto the top of the vanillekipferl while they’re still warm.
I’m partying here! ❤