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I remember the first time I tried Vanilla Crescent Cookies (Vanillekipferl). It was love at first bite! These Austrian cookies are made with vanilla-flavored dough and shaped into a crescent shape. They’re simple to make, but taste so amazing! If you’re looking for a delicious and unique cookie to add to your holiday baking list, be sure to try these Vanillekipferl cookies!


Vanilla Crescent Cookies (Vanillekipferl): A festive treat!


Vanilla Crescent Cookies (Vanillekipferl) are a traditional holiday treat in many parts of Europe. These delicate cookies are made from a simple dough of ground nuts, flour, and sugar, with a hint of vanilla extract for flavor. The dough is rolled into crescent-shaped cookies and then baked until golden brown. Vanilla Crescent Cookies are often dusted with powdered sugar, which gives them a beautiful snow-like appearance.


These cookies are perfect for holiday gatherings or any time you want to enjoy a festive treat. They are also relatively quick and easy to make, so you can enjoy them even if you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. Whether you’re looking for a traditional cookie recipe or something new to try, Vanilla Crescent Cookies are sure to please.


Light and airy Vanilla Crescent Cookies (Vanillekipferl)

Light and airy Vanilla Crescent Cookies (Vanillekipferl)


Best Baking Tips; Ingredient Tips!


When it comes to making vanilla crescent cookies or vanillekipferl, there are a few key ingredients that you’ll need. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll need, as well as some tips on how to choose the best ingredients for your cookies:


Almond flour: You can find almond flour or whole wheat at most health food stores or online. If you can’t find almond flour, you can also use ground almonds.

Vanilla extract: Make sure to use pure vanilla extract for the best flavor.

Butter: Choose a good quality butter or coconut oil for your cookies.

Sugar: You can use either white sugar or brown sugar for your cookies.

Salt: A pinch of salt will help to enhance the flavor of your cookies.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to making delicious vanilla crescent cookies!


Vanillekipferl along side with Zimtsterne. A perfect combo!

Vanillekipferl along side with Zimtsterne. A perfect combo!


Vanilla Crescent Cookies (Vanillekipferl)


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Vanilla Crescent Cookies (Vanillekipferl)

Vanilla Crescent Cookies (Vanillekipferl)

The holidays are quickly approaching and with it comes the time for delicious cookies! These Vanilla Crescent Cookies (Vanillekipferl), are the perfect addition to your holiday baking repertoire. The dough is easy to make and can be easily adapted to include your favorite flavors. So get creative and have some fun with these tasty cookies!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Austria, German
Servings 30 Cookies
Calories 107 kcal


Let's gather the ingredients!

    Cookie Dough

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 pinch kosher salt
    • 1 cup unsalted butter cold, cut into small cubes
    • ¾ cup confectioner's sugar
    • ¾ cup almonds finely ground
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract

    Sugar Mixture

    • ¾ cup confectioner's sugar
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract


    Let's Begin!

    • In a medium bowl, combine together the flour, salt, butter, sugar, almond, and vanilla extract. Mix until a crumbly dough forms.
    • Use your hands to press the dough together, then wrap it in plastic wrap. Then chill the dough for at least an hour in the fridge.
    • Preheat oven to 350°F. Then line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Roll the chilled dough approximately half an inch thick. Cut the log into 1 ½-inch pieces, form the pieces into small cylinders, and shape the ends into dull points. Bend each one into a crescent shape. Place the Vanillekipferl on the baking sheet about one inch apart.
    • Bake the Vanillekipferl for 12 to 15 minutes until the edges are golden but not browned.
    • Combine the powdered sugar and vanilla, then sift the mixture over the hot Vanillekipferl. Let them cool completely then give them a second dusting.
    • Serve and enjoy with family and friends!


    Calories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 2mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 189IUCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
    Keyword Austrian, cookies, Crescent Cookies, German, Vanilla
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