Vanillekipferln (Vanilla crescents)

January 24, 2009 at 9:49 pm (我爱的烘培 Baking) (, , )

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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!

200g butter

125g sugar

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!

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1 Comment

  1. limeandlemon said,

    looks really delicious .. Laila .. http://limeandlemon.wordpress.com/

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