Dec 22, 2008

Vanilla Crescents

Vanilla Crescents There is still time for more cookies, they taste awesome, and don’t require too much time from start to finish. These cookies are popular all over Europe, and are also known as vanilla kipfel. I remember them fondly, as they were always part of a Holiday menu when I was growing up. Thank you Bilja for sharing a recipe!

Vanilla Crescents

For the cookies:
170g butter
50g powdered sugar
70g blanched almond meal
270g flour
4 tsp vanilla sugar

For dusting:
150g powdered sugar
6 tsp vanilla sugar

Mix all ingredients until a dough is formed, much like shortbread cookie dough, kind of crumbly. Seal it in a piece of plastic wrap, and let sit in the refrigerator for an hour. Preheat oven to 350 F, form crescents out of dough, and bake them for about 10 minutes on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet . They should still remain white.

Forming crescents may be a bit challenging, but not to hard; if you go for the walnut meal, instead of almonds you will find it a bit easier because walnuts release more oil. Also, you can make it more like half moon shape, it's easier.
Cool them just a little bit before dusting them with powdered sugar mixed with vanilla sugar. Coat them all evenly on both sides. They are best when left at least overnight. The ones in a photo are with walnuts; alond ones are snowy white...

23 comments:

Marija said...

Kako ja ovo volim! Savrseno su ti ispali!

Maja said...

Thank you! I couldn't believe my luck when I saw this recipe appear today. I searched for something similar all day long after losing the best recipe for these cookies that I've ever tried. This one sounds just like it. Love your blog, by the way. I've made many things you've shared (ledene kocke, walnut torte, gravce na tavce...I could go on and on) and they've turned out great.

pdenizer said...

Hi,
These cookies are very popular in Turkiye. We call it Edirne Kurabiyesi. May I recomend something with these. Why don't you try to roast at least half of the flour until it is slightly pink. And then add the almonds to roast a little bit. Also it is not necessery but you can add mastic gum too. These cresents are delicious.

HoneyB said...

These look awesome! I so wish I had time to bake today. Maybe tomorrow...a little bit.

Medena said...

Thank you all!

Maja- I am so glad you like my blog, and have tried many things! Thank you for visiting! :)

pdenizer - I will certainly try that! Thanks for the tip. :)

HoneyB - if not for Holidays, you should try soon! :)

maya said...

Medena,
wish you Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
hohohoho! :)

Kate said...

Medena these crescents look so festive. The recipe looks quite easy too. Have to to these !

taste memory said...

one of my favorites ~ can imagine the crunch + tenderness + melting in my mouth!

hope your doing well too - happy holidays ~

SweetSensation said...

obožavam ih...divni su :))

Vali said...

Moji omiljeni blagdanski kolačići! Tvoji savršeno izgledaju!

ina said...

Your blog is great great great! Many of your recipes are well known here in Romania. I love your blog!

Medena said...

Thank you all!!! :)
ina - I am so glad you like my blog, yes-our cultures are very similar! :)

yetur'la lezzet kareleri said...

dear medena

kurabiyeler süpeeeeeeeeerrrrrrr...elinize yüreğinize sağlık.
Türkiye'den sevgiler.....yeşim...

farida said...

Medena, these look so good. I have tried different variations of it - Turkish, Russian and etc - they are all very similar to this, but slightly different. Will try your recipe next time! Happy Holidays, dear friend!

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nicisme said...

I made some and they didn't look half as gorgeous as yours! Happy Holidays Medena!

Eileen said...

I remember these cookies also, growing up. I always loved them but have never made them myself. Will be printing off this recipe!

chumpman said...

vanilla crescents look so delicious! great blog and recipe! merry christmas and a happy new year!

kellypea said...

When I was teaching, one of my students would give me these for Christmas and I'd never share them. I'd have made them this year, but as you've said, the forming took some effort and I seem to have no energy left! Now I wish I'd made some. Yours look perfect!

chriesi said...

Happy New Year!

Navita said...

Medena i am officially following ur blog now!

love ur place.

BaL said...

Hi Medena!

I found your blog while visiting blog networks on Facebook.

Simply loved your blog! Beautiful & Inspiring...

Cheers from Istanbul!

The Duo Dishes said...

Oh how delish! It's no longer the holidays, but we can find an excuse to make these.

 
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