Vanilla Kipferl -tiny little delicious European Christmas biscuits.

Vanilla kipferl are traditional European crescent shaped biscuits.

Most Christmas’ I have made these little biscuits, crisp and buttery they make great gifts.

250g butter, softened,                

1/2 cup castor sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

200g walnuts,

2 1/2 cups plain flour

vanilla sugar

vanilla bean

icing sugar

Preheat the oven to moderate 180c.  Line 3 or 4 baking trays with baking paper

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in  a small bowl till light and fluffy,

Chop walnuts into a fine meal, be careful not to turn them into paste.

Add chopped walnuts to creamed mixture, then add sifted flour and mix  into dough.

To shape the biscuits, take small pieces of the dough and roll between your hands into tapered rolls, and then shape into crescents on the baking tray.

Bake for around 25 mins. Remove from oven, allow to cool and sprinkle with vanilla sugar.

Store in a container with a vanilla bean. When you serve sprinkle with the extra Icing sugar.

You can use almond or hazelnuts instead of walnuts.

Eat these biscuits with a small glass of sherry, port or a dessert wine yummy christmas afternoon tea.

My recipe is from the November Women’s Weekly 2005.  I have made it many times and love these little bikkies.

Wikipedia has great information about their origins. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanillekipferl

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3 responses to “Vanilla Kipferl -tiny little delicious European Christmas biscuits.

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  3. These bikkies sound easy to make, think I’ll give it a go! Thanks for the recipe.

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