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Granny’s Vanilla Crescents

Granny’s Vanilla Crescents recipe with walnuts. This traditional Austrian Christmas cookie will blow your mind 😉 In this article, I show you how to make them and tell you my granny’s secret tipps.

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Vanillekipferl Rezept und Tipps / Vanilla Crescents

Granny’s secrets to the best Vanilla Cresents in town:

1. Freshly grounded walnuts

(Of course you can buy them already grounded, freshly grounded though, the Vanilla Crescents will taste not as dry)


2. The ends of the crescents should not be too thin (otherwise it becomes dark in the oven)

(see video below)


3. Use cold butter for kneading the dough and keep dough cool

Otherwise your Crescents are at risk to fall apart during rolling.


4. store in metall cookie containers in a cool room (or in fridge)

Otherwise they dry out easily


Recipe:
Quickly knead 110g sugar, 110g ground walnuts, 215g butter and 260g flour to a dough, let rest in fridge for 30min. Form a roll about 1inch thick, cut into pieces. Roll each piece into a crescent. Bake at 320-360°F in preheated oven, each baking sheet about 10 mins. 
Get out of oven and let cool just a bit, gently wrap in a mix of powdered sugar and 2-3 tbsp. vanilla sugar. (If Vanilla sugar is not common in your local grocery store, you can diy)


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In this short video, my granny shows how to roll Vanilla Crescents:



Vanilla Crescents recipe for print:

Omas Vanillekipferl Geheimnisse / Vanilla Crescents

Granny’s Vanilla Crescents

Granny's secret Vanilla Crescents recipe with walnuts.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Cookies, Nachspeise
Cuisine Austrian, Vienna, Viennese Cuisine
Servings 2 baking sheets (30 crescents)
Calories 175 kcal

Equipment

  • blender for grounding nuts (optional)
  • cooking machine with kneading function (alternatively knead by hand)

Ingredients
  

For dough

  • 110 g white sugar
  • 110 g grounded walnuts
  • 215 g cold butter
  • 260 g all purpose flour (no self-raising flour)

After baking

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla sugar for alternatives, see blog post

Instructions
 

  • Quickly knead sugar, walnuts, cold butter and flour to a dough.
  • Let rest in fridge for 30min.
  • Form a roll about 1inch thick, cut into pieces. Roll each piece into a crescent.
  • Bake at 320-360°F in preheated oven, each baking sheet about 10 mins. 
  • Get out of oven and let cool just a bit, gently wrap in a mix of powdered sugar and 2-3 tbsp. vanilla sugar.
    Vanillekipferl in Staubzucker wälzen
  • Store in metall cookie boxes in a cool room (or in fridge).

Nutrition

Serving: 25gCalories: 175kcal
Keyword Austrian Christmas Cookies, Christmas Cookies
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