December 22, 2013

51*52 Vanillekipferln / Vanilla Crescents

You guys.
For the first time since I started this blog I'm gonna have to cheat. On my own rules.
Because I only wanted to blog about recipes that I had never made before.
This week's Vanillekipferln are a classic. And a recipe that I've been making for years.

But I have a good excuse. Unfortunately.
You see, sometimes life changes suddenly. And even though my hubby was unbelievably lucky and must have had about a million guardian angels, it was still a huge shock when he was hit by a van last Thursday, on his way to work, while crossing the street. He's scratched, bruised, and in pain but thankfully that's all.

And still - priorities shift when something like this happens. I know y'all understand that my baking mojo is not its old self right now. No matter if Christmas is around the corner or not.

But a classic is still better than nothing, right? So here we go:

Vanillekipferln / Vanilla Crescents
From Bild der Frau Christmas Baking Special 1997

250 g butter, cold
125 g sugar
125 g almond meal
300 g flour
1 egg
2 sachets vanilla sugar (or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract)
pintch of salt

For dusting:
2 tablespoons ground vanilla
150 g powdered sugar
  • Combine all cookie ingredients and knead until well combined. Wrap in plastic wrap and let cool in fridge for one hour.
  • Take small bits of dough, roll between your hands then "curve" to form crescents. Put on prepared cookie sheet and bake at 180°C (360°F) for 10-12 minutes. Take out and let cool slightly. Dust with vanilla powdered sugar.
My modifications:

The taste:
Like a true Chrismas classic. I used to find them boring when I was a kid but I got over that a couple of years ago...

What is a Christmas classic that you bake every year?

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