Crescent butter biscuits

    1 hour 40 min

    These delicious Christmas biscuits are perfect anytime of the year. Almond-enriched biscuits are rolled in vanilla sugar and served. Enjoy with a big mug of tea.

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    Makes: 100 crescent biscuits

    • For the biscuits
    • 300g plain flour
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 150g ground almonds
    • 250g butter
    • 3 egg yolks
    • For rolling
    • vanilla sugar, as needed

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Combine the flour, caster sugar and almonds. Rub in butter, then add egg yolks and work into a smooth dough. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    3. Roll biscuit dough into snakes. Cut into 5cm lengths and shape each length into a crescent. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until lightly golden.
    5. Immediately roll the crescents in vanilla sugar whilst hot. Set aside to cool.


    Crescent butter biscuits
    Crescent butter biscuits

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    Reviews in English (4)


    Delish!  -  14 Dec 2010


    Very pretty and delicious. In my oven, 175C for 6min worked well.  -  17 Jan 2018


    I grew up eating and making Vanillekipferl and absolutely loved them. I used store bought Vanillea sugar (you can get them in German specialty stores). The dough is coarse, but that's how it is meant to be, so it takes a little bit of practice to roll out the long strands and then shape them. The final cookies are pretty fragile as well, but they melt in your mouths!!! the original German recipe (in metric, but if you have a scale, no problem) asks for 300 g flour, 250 g butter, 125 g sugar, 150 g almond flour (ideally the white one, Costco sells it) and the 3 egg yolks.  -  06 Dec 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)