Vanilla Crescent Biscuits (Vanillekipferln)

The universal taste of Christmas is a permanent fixture in South Tyrol’s holiday baked goods.

Vanilla Crescent Biscuits (Vanillekipferln)

Basic information

  • Preparation time: 00:30 h.
  • Persons: 8


    • 320 g flour
    • 60 g almonds, peeled and finely grated
    • 60 g unpeeled, ground hazel nuts
    • 270 g butter
    • 120 g sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 pinch of salt
    • sugar and vanilla sugar for rolling


  • Place the flour on a work surface and mix in the almonds and hazelnuts.
  • Knead together butter (cut into cubes), sugar, eggs, and salt; add flour mixture and work into smooth dough. Form into a roll.
  • Let dough chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Cut the roll of dough into small pieces, forming little balls; roll balls into small cylinders and bend both ends to form crescents.
  • Place the crescents onto a baking sheet and bake until light brown.
  • While still warm, roll crescents in the vanilla sugar mixture.
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