Vanilla Crescent Cookies

Vanilla Crescent Cookies


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These homemade baked vanilla crescent cookies are a traditional German dessert. They're are a warm, simple, sweet treat sure to satisfy this Christmas.

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Time needed

20 min preparation + 10 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

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  • 1 stick butter, softened, halved
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 C. flour
  • 1/2 C. ground almonds
  • 1/2 C. powdered sugar
  • salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla powder
  • 1 whole vanilla bean, slit and deseeded
  • 1/4 C. sugar
  • 1 T. vanilla powder

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 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 about 10 minutes to cool.
Roll small crescents and lightly flatten. Bake for 10 minutes, until golden.
Mix sugar and vanilla powder together on a plate or bowl. Roll the warm cookies around in the vanilla sugar mixture.

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