Vanille Kipferl II

Vanille Kipferl II


"The vanille kipferl originated in Austria, and they are also very popular in Switzerland and Germany. The kipferl become even yummier after 2 to 3 days...but only for those who can resist long enough. If desired, the two ends of the kipferl can be dipped in warm chocolate and then left to cool."


1 h 25 m servings 109 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • Calories:
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in the butter until the size of small peas and mix in with your hands.
  2. Mix 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, the egg, 3 teaspoons of vanilla sugar, and ground almonds into the flour mixture. Place the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Divide the dough into several parts. Roll each section of dough into logs approximately 1/2 inch thick. Cut the logs into 1-inch pieces, and bend the pieces into a crescent shape (just like a croissant). Place the kipferl on the baking sheet and chill them for 15 minutes.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  6. Combine 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla sugar and toss to mix.
  7. While still warm, carefully remove kipferl from the baking sheet and dip them in sugar to coat.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To Make Your Own Vanilla Sugar: Place 1 1/2 to 2 cups of sugar and place in pint jar. Put a clean vanilla bean in the jar, cover, and shake well. Let stand for a few days, shaking the jar occasionally, before using the sugar. As you use the vanilla sugar, replace what you remove with fresh sugar.
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A helpful hint: 7/8 c. butter is 14 TB. (or 1/2 c. + 6 TB). I didn't have almonds on hand, but put in about 1 tsp imitation almond extract and it was delicious. If your mixture looks more like c...

I first tried making these before christmas, and I tried skipping the step to put them in the freezer. Bad idea. They were burnt on the bottom and not cooked in the middle. So I tried again...

I started with an original Vanille Kipferl recipe from my husband's grandmother in Germany. Since the measurements were all metric, I looked for a US version recipe and tried this one, trying to...

These are good, simple cookies. I think about a teaspoon of almond extract added to the batter would be helpful.

I wanted to warn anyone using this recipe for the first time - the amount of butter given, 7 tablespoons, is NOT CORRECT! I made it as stated, and the dough was unbelievably crumbly, even more s...

Awesome ... my husband is German and he says these taste just like they do in Germany! Plus all our American friends loved them to. Watch out, they can be addictive! :o)

These were wonderful. My husband was born and raised in Austria and his eyes lit up when I made these. He could not stop eating them. It is true that they taste even better if you can hold o...

Brilliant recipe - thanks so much! Made them for the first time this week and everyone loved them! I am not much of a baker but these were so easy and yum! Will have to make another batch soon -...

These are the favorite Christmas cookies of my German boyfriend, who lives in America... but I actually made these as a surprise for Valentines Day! I added red food coloring to the dough, and s...