22 December 2014

Viennese crescents, Vanillehoernchen, Kipferl ...

... they may have other names as well. Around our house they are THE Christmas cookie. The recipe is given in American cups (8 fluid ounces).

1 cup butter
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 cup ground almonds (a 150-gram packet)
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Mix the ingredients, adding them in order and blending well each time.

Roll small balls of the dough between your hands and shape into crescents. Put on baking trays and into a preheated 180C oven for about 30 minutes, till they are slightly brown.

Let cool, then roll in icing sugar. Makes about 4 dozen, depending on size.


patty a. said...

Yum! These look so tasty! I love cookies with almond in them! I have a similar recipe, but you use honey instead of sugar and almond flavoring with chopped almonds instead of ground. They are my favorite cookie. I have not made any xmas cookies yet. I need to get a move on!

The Idaho Beauty said...

This sounds very much like a recipe I learned way back in junior high school home ec. We used walnuts though and so they were called Walnut crescents. I suddenly had a hankering for them last week and will be making up a batch, just like I did for so many Christmases when I was young. Been way too long since I've had one!