Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescent Cookies)

I used to love Christmas when I was a kid. Especially when I went to Kindergarten back in Germany.

We used to do a lot of fun activities during December and baking Christmas cookies was one of them.

Through out this month, I am going to make a few of my favourite German Christmas cookies and first up is Vanillekipferl.

To make about 40 Vanillekipferl, you will need the following:

  • 250g flour 
  • 210g butter
  • 100g ground almonds 
  • 80g sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar*
  • 1/2 tbsp icing sugar 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
  1. IMG_5514Put all the ingredients in a bowl and knead them together with your hands. (Make sure you knead the dough thoroughly)
  2. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes
  3. Once the 30 minutes are over, roll out the dough and make tiny dough balls
  4. Preheat the oven to 175°C
  5. Make moon crescent shapes out of the dough ballsIMG_5527
  6. Arrange the Vanillekipferl on a baking tray with baking paper
  7. Bake for 20 minutes
  8. While the cookies are baking in the oven, sieve the icing sugar and vanilla sugar together
  9. Once the cookies are baked, cool the cookies for 3 minutes
  10. Once cooled properly, coat the cookies with the sugar mix

Try this recipe out yourself, and let me know what you think!

*I couldn’t find any vanilla sugar in any of my local stores, so had to make my own. Click here to make your own Vanilla Sugar!