Christmas biscuits made from almonds with vanilla powdered sugar

Christmas biscuits made from almonds with vanilla powdered sugar

Portions: 6 persons | Preparation time: 115 minutes

Melt-in-the-mouth crescent-shaped biscuits are a Christmas classic. The fine vanilla aroma of the is intensified with the aromatic vanilla powdered sugar, which is sprinkled over the still hot cookies immediately after baking.

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Christmas biscuits made from almonds with vanilla powdered sugar
Christmas biscuits made from almonds with vanilla powdered sugar

Portions: 6 persons | Preparation: 115 minutes

Melt-in-the-mouth crescent-shaped biscuits are a Christmas classic. The fine vanilla aroma of the is intensified with the aromatic vanilla powdered sugar, which is sprinkled over the still hot cookies immediately after baking.

Please review recipe:

Ø 5 out of 5 stars ( 3 votes )

Season: Christmas | Region: Europe | Preparation: Bake | Menu: Pastries | Cuisine: Austrian recipes|German recipes

Ingredients

Dough

  • 100g ground almonds
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 250g flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 90g icing sugar
  • 230g butter, softened

For dusting

  • 85g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar

Utensils

  • knife
  • bowl
  • hand mixer with dough hook
  • cling film
  • baking paper
  • icing sugar shaker

Instructions

  1. Use a knife to scrape out the pulp from half the vanilla bean.
  2. Mix together the flour, salt, powdered sugar, almonds and vanilla pulp. Mix the dry ingredients with the softened butter.
  3. Knead everything together into a dough.
  4. If the dough is too crumbly, add 1-2 tablespoons of cold water.
  5. Roll the dough into a ball, cover with cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.
  7. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  8. Roll out the well-chilled dough into a 12-15 mm thick sausage.
  9. Cut into even slices of 3- Cut into 4cm lengths.
  10. Roll each piece into cylinders and sharpen the ends.
  11. Then shape into crescents.
  12. Place the vanilla crescents on the prepared baking sheet.
  13. Cook the cookies in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until lightly are golden.
  14. For dusting the biscuits: mix the icing sugar and vanilla sugar.
  15. Sprinkle half of the mixture over the still hot vanilla crescents.
  16. Let them cool completely and sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
  17. The finished vanilla crescents can be placed in can be stored in a metal can for up to 3 weeks.

The vanilla can be replaced with 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.