These delicate, crescent-shaped cookies flavored with vanilla and dusted with confectioner’s sugar are classic German Christmas cookies. Enjoy!
1 stick butter (~110 g), softened, halved or whole
1 egg yolk
1 cup flour
1/2 cup ground almonds (preferably skinless)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
a pinch of salt
2 teaspoons vanilla powder
1 whole vanilla bean, slit and deseeded
about 1/4 cup sugar
about 1 tablespoon vanilla powder
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Mix together butter, egg yolk, powdered sugar and vanilla bean seeds. Add ground almonds, flour, salt and vanilla powder. Place dough in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to cool.
- Roll small crescents (they extend a bit) and lightly flatten. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden.
- Mix sugar and vanilla powder together on a plate or bowl. Roll the warm cookies around in the vanilla sugar mixture. Store in a container with a tight-fitting lid.