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10Ingredients
950Calories
75Minutes

Bring the sweet and scrumptious flavors of Christmas in Germany to your kitchen with this recipe for traditional German Vanilla Cookies. Known as Vanille Kipferl in German, these vanilla cookies are traditionally shaped like a crescent and covered in powdered sugar. Made with crushed almonds and vanilla extract, these cookies have a rich and buttery vanilla flavor. Chill the dough before shaping in order to make sure the cookies hold their shape in the oven.

Ingredients

  • 260 grams flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 80 grams superfine sugar
  • 100 grams almonds (crushed)
  • 200 grams butter (cold and chopped)
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • 5 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
  2. Place the flour in a large bowl and make a hole in the middle. In the hole, add the egg yolk, sugar, almonds, butter, a few drops of vanilla, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Mix using your hands until the dough is smooth. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator and shape into spheres. Flatten and shape into half moons.
  5. Place on an oven tray lined with parchment and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. In a bowl, add the sugars and vanilla and mix well.
  7. While still hot, cover the cookies with this mixture and serve.
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NutritionView more

950Calories
Sodium20%DV490mg
Fat85%DV55g
Protein25%DV13g
Carbs34%DV101g
Fiber20%DV5g

PER SERVING *

Calories950Calories from Fat500
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat55g85%
Saturated Fat27g135%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol160mg53%
Sodium490mg20%
Potassium280mg8%
Protein13g25%
Calories from Fat500
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate101g34%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars47g94%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Tish R. 14 Jun 2015
Use self rising flour for the cookies. You can use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of the dough if you roll it flat. Also, it is best to chill the dough for a couple hours before working with it. You can make the dough the night before if you want as well.