Vanilla Crescents with Nutella® hazelnut spread

Vanilla Crescents with Nutella® hazelnut spread

From the Balkans to the great plain of Central Europe, you may find these traditional Christmas cookies in the shape of a crescent moon. Easy to make, these cookies become even yummier after 2 to 3 days--but only for those who can resist long enough! Bake them along with your children and let them dip half into softened Nutella® hazelnut spread!
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  • Serves: 16 persons



  1. Step 1

    Split the vanilla bean lengthwise with a knife; scrape out seeds or use 2 teaspoons vanilla extract if desired.
  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar and vanilla seeds/extract; stir in flour and almond flour until dough comes together. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Take small amount of dough and roll into crescent shape; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  4. Step 4

    Repeat with remaining dough to make 16 cookies.
  5. Step 5

    Bake on center rack for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven; let cool completely on baking sheet.
  6. Step 6

    Meanwhile, scoop Nutella® hazelnut spread into a small bowl set over small pan of boiling water; let stand for about 5 minutes or until softened. Dip half of each cookie into Nutella® hazelnut spread; let stand for about 20 minutes or until cool.