German Christmas biscuits made with butter, ground almonds and a fresh vanilla bean. Tastes a bit like shortbread, only rolled in a vanilla icing sugar.
I'll give this recipe five stars, because the resulting cookie really was delicious. However, if you're looking at the serving size as a guideline, I didn't find it accurate. I used balls that were definitely under a tablespoon each, and only got 5 dozen cookies. I was skeptical when I saw the quantities of the ingredients, and it turns out I was right. I didn't make the half moon shape, I just rolled each bit of dough into a ball and flattened them a bit. Took 12 minutes, and ended up delicious. Reminded me a bit of shortbread. - 14 Oct 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Simple and delicious cookie recipe. I was looking for something to use up some vanilla beans and this worked well. I will definitely be making these again around the holiday season to share with friends and family. - 11 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These have been a Christmas tradition at our home for years now. Since the dough is rather sticky, I tend to refrigerate and then shape small bits into cresents rather than rolling them into ropes. Instead of powdered sugar, we use vanilla suger so they have an extra vanilla punch - 24 Dec 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)