• Recipe By
  • Published Jan 1st
  • Ready In2h 40m
  • Servings120
  • Calories42
Vanilla cookie crescents make the perfect German Christmas treat.

Vanillekipferl Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Vanillekipferl for 120 servings:

  • Cookies:
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Vanilla Sugar:
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 3 whole vanilla beans

Vanillekipferl Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook40m
  • Ready In2h 40m

To cook Vanillekipferl, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Vanillekipferl is about 40 minutes , and you can serve your Vanillekipferl within 2 hours 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Vanillekipferl easily:

  1. 1 Stir all-purpose flour, almond flour, and 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar together in a bowl. Add 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter and egg yolks; knead in bowl with your hands until a smooth dough forms.
  2. 2 Divide dough into quarters and form each piece into a rectangle. Wrap each rectangle in plastic wrap. Chill dough in the refrigerator until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. 3 Place 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon white sugar in a food processor. Cut each vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape seeds from each half with the back of the knife; add to sugar. Pulse until seeds are evenly dispersed. Pour vanilla sugar into a shallow bowl.
  4. 4 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. 5 Cut 1 dough rectangle into 6 equal pieces, keeping remaining dough chilled. Roll each piece evenly into a 1/2-inch-thick log on a lightly floured surface. Cut each log crosswise into 2-inch pieces and gently roll or pinch ends of each piece into points. Curve each piece into a crescent and transfer to prepared baking sheet, arranging about 1-inch apart.
  6. 6 Bake in the preheated oven until bottoms are lightly golden but tops are still pale, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 2 minutes.
  7. 7 Roll warm cookies in the vanilla sugar, brushing off excess sugar. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough, baking in batches.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 42 calories; 2.5 grams of fat; 4.5 grams of carbohydrates; 0.6 gram of protein; 10 milligrams of cholesterol; 13 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 7th 2015

    I grew up eating and making Vanillekipferl and absolutely loved them. I used store bought Vanillea sugar (you can get them in German specialty stores). The dough is coarse, but that's how it ...

  2. Nov 28th 2015

    I took this recipe from the magazine. Vanilla sugar was a pain to make, getting the little seeds out of vanilla beans. The dough was rather tasteless, so I added a touch of almond extract, ...