Most German families would make this for Christmas.
I got addicted, busying eating away while waiting for Christmas lunch to be served.
Ive tried a similar recipe previously, but never seems to get the texture right.
One of the Christmas presents Ive received is a English-translated German cook book. And the recipe works!
3 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla essence
250g plain flour
1 pinch baking powder
125g blanched ground almonds
1 Cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the extracts and mix.
2 Add the flour and almond flour. Mix thoroughly.
3 Take generous tablespoons of the dough (it will be slightly crumbly) and roll it into a small ball, about an inch in diameter, and then shape into a crescent shape. Place onto parchment paper and bake at 180°C for 10-15 minutes or until a light golden brown.
4 Dust with powdered sugar.
Made two batches for Chinese New Year.
Im really chuffed how it turns out, light and close to melt-in-your-mouth” texture.
Im really chuffed how it brings a smile on my friends’ faces. They just love anything buttery! 🙂
This cookie is meant to be be buttery with almond flavor. Therefore, choice of butter is important. Splurge it!