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Vanilla Kipferl

Course: cookie, german cookie, german cooking, Snack
Servings: 24


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 ground almonds
  • 1 cup butter cold
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • sugar or icing sugar for dipping


  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Combine flour, sugar, icing sugar and ground almonds in a bowl. Cut cold butter into smaller chunks. Working quickly cut in butter with pastry blender. Add egg and vanilla.
  • Stir to mix and knead into a dough. If mixture feels a little dry add a couple drops of water.
  • Shape dough into logs. Cut off approximately 1/2 inch pieces. Shape each piece into a crescent and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are starting to brown. Remove from oven and gently toss with either icing sugar or regular white sugar.