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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Vanilla Kipferl

Vanilla Kipferl is a famous Austrian Christmas time cookies. These cookies are also called as Crescent-Shaped Vanilla Cookies. The small crescent shaped, nutty butter taste cookies have a strong vanilla flavor.

Ingredients:

280g All Purpose Flour
200g butter
50g Caster sugar
100g Almonds, finely grounded
1 vanilla bean

Preparation:
1. Cut and open the vanilla bean and scrape out the pith.



2. Mix flour, almonds, caster sugar, vanilla and butter together to make soft dough.


3. Take a small portion from the dough and roll it with your hand to a finger thick roll.


4. Cut the roll into pieces of 6cm long.


5. Bend the edges of the pieces and shape it like a half moon/semicircle.



6. Grease the baking tray with the butter and sprinkle little flour over it.



7. Place the cookies about 1 inch apart.



8. Bake the cookies at 180 degrees C for 10-15 minutes/ until firm.



9. While still warm, dip the kipferl in icing sugar (Do this carefully because they tend to break easily).



Note:
1. Preheating the oven is important.

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