German Vanilla Crescents - Vanillekipferl Christmas Cookies

German Christmas Cookies Vanilla Crescents

These are classic and traditional German Christmas cookies called "Vanillekipferl or Vanilla Crescents."  
Make sure to stay with the instructions and you will make these cookies in no time. You just need to add some fresh ingredients. Keep them in a nice Christmas tin. Happy Baking!

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Ingredients German Vanilla Crescents - Vanillekipferl

1 Baking Mix 
150 g soft butter
1 egg yolk
1 Baking tray and parchment paper

Baking Instructions

  • Layer a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Pre-heat oven to 340 F
  • Place baking mix for the dough in a bowl. Add butter and egg.
  • With a hand mixer knead first on low speed and then on high speed or use hands, until you get a smooth dough. The best is to knead on a smooth surface.
  • From the dough form rolls in the size of a pencil.
  • Cut 4-5 cm long pieces from the rolls. Roll the ends lightly. If you like flatten them a little.
  • Form crescents and place on the tray.

    vanilla crescents

  • Bake for 12-15 min on middle rack.
  • When done gently pull the entire parchment paper with crescents on a cooling rack.
  • Sprinkle them with the sugar that is provided or with powdered sugar. 
  • Let cool off completely before placing them in a tin.

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