Recipe Tip: Vanilla Crescent Biscuits "Vanillekipferl"

Recipe Tip: Vanilla Crescent Biscuits "Vanillekipferl"

Top Recipe. All ingredients and tips for getting it right. These vanilla crescents are a favourite Austrian Christmas pastry. Here is a recipe from the famous Demel confectioners in Vienna.



    1. Step 1

      Lightly dry toast nuts in a pan without adding any oil or butter. Allow nuts to cool.
    2. Step 2

      Beat room temperature butter, icing sugar, vanilla sugar, hazelnuts and some of the flour in a food processor.
    3. Step 3

      Gradually add remaining flour and knead everything into a smooth dough. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and let rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
    4. Step 4

      Preheat oven to 160 °C.
    5. Step 5

      Sprinkle a work surface with flour. Roll dough into 1.5cm thick strands, cut off pieces weighing about 5g each and shape each piece into a crescent shape (see tip).
    6. Step 6

      Place the crescents on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until they are golden brown on the edges.
    7. Step 7

      While still hot, sprinkle the crescents with a mixture of icing sugar and vanilla sugar. If necessary, sugar them again when they have cooled down.