Vanille Kipferl I

Vanille Kipferl I


"This recipe is known in America as almond crescents. I converted the measurements and translated this recipe that has been in my family for generations. It's a German Christmas cookie."


40 m servings 207 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 20g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, 1/3 cup sugar, and ground almonds. Cut in butter with pastry blender, then quickly knead into a dough.
  3. Shape dough into logs and cut off 1/2-inch pieces. Shape each piece into a crescent and place on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until edges are golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 1 minute and carefully roll in vanilla sugar mixture.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To make the Vanilla Sugar stick to the cookie better, I mix it with confectioners' sugar.
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  1. 19 Ratings


I have finally found the perfect almond crescent recipe! My grandmother used to make these and up until now, I could never find a recipe that tasted like hers. Let's just say that if you like t...

Bake at 375 degrees and they come out perfectly. Mixing the vanilla sugar with regular sugar does make it stick better. Great cookie that melts in your mouth.

This is the same basic recipe that my Oma made all her life except that she used walnuts. I've been making these for many years and just let my Kitchen Aid do the work. The eight to ten minute b...

This is very popular Christmas cookie in Germany. You need to add a pinch of salt, and eggs depending on how many cookies you make.

This is the recipe I have been looking for. My husband is Austrian and I have been eating these cookies in Austria for the last 15 years and now I make them myself. I LOVE them and this is the p...

Absolutly loved this recipe I used this one in conjunction with another recipe for these cookies and they were great. Adding vanilla sugar and just a little regular sugar to the powdered sugar m...

These cookies taste delicious! As obvious in the recipe, this is a very buttery dough, which could be hard to work with. After cutting butter into the dry mixture, I scraped it onto a sheet of p...

I made this recipe recently to take to my children's preschool for United Nations Day. I don't know exactly how this traditional cookie should taste, so I can't rate its authenticity. I baked ...

Very easy to make and Very Delicious! This would be great with pecans or your favorite nut ground up. I just rolled them in 10X powdered sugar without the vanilla and they were still great!