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Vanillekipferl have always been my favorite christmas cookies. Here is my grandmother's recipe, which is easy to make and really delicious. They are also a great christmas present....

Ingredients:
5 oz. butter
7.4 oz. flour
2.8 oz. ground hazelnuts or almonds
2.8 oz. powdered sugar
one whole egg
2 oz. powdered sugar
3 tablespoons vanilla sugar

  • sieve the flour into a heap on a pastry board or into a large bowl
  • cut the cold butter into small pieces and mix with the flour
  • add powdered sugar, ground almonds or hazelnuts and the egg
  • rinse hands with cold water and quickly knead mixture into a crisp dough
  • chill for half an hour
  • form thumb thick rolls from the dough
  • cut into 1 cm wide pieces, roll and form crescents
  • bake at slow to medium heat (350° Fahrenheit) for 10-15 minutes, or until very light gold in color
  • roll the crescents in a mixture of powdered sugar and vanilla sugar while still hot
     

 

 

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