Crescent Butter Biscuits

    1 hour 45 minutes

    These are delicious almond biscuits rolled in vanilla sugar. They are an ideal Christmas food gift but perfect anytime of the year!

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    Makes: 100 biscuits

    • 300g plain flour
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 150g almond meal
    • 250g butter
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 1 cup vanilla sugar, or as needed

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. In a bowl, stir together the flour, caster sugar and almond meal. Rub in the butter to form crumbs, then stir in the egg yolks and work into a smooth dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    3. Roll biscuit dough into long snakes. Cut into 5cm lengths and shape each length into a crescent. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
    4. Bake in preheated oven until lightly golden, about 10-15 minutes.
    5. Immediately roll the biscuits in vanilla sugar while still hot, then set aside to cool.

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    Delish!  -  14 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    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 USA and Canada)


    Very pretty and delicious. In my oven, 175C for 6min worked well.  -  17 Jan 2018  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)