Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Vanillekipferl/Austrian Almond Cookies

Vanillekipferl, my today's post is from Austria. This cookies are originate from Vienna in Austria and a speciality of the Bavarian town of Nördlingen. Traditionally, they are made at Christmas, thought these cookies are very well known in most of the European countries.Though these cookies are Christmas special, they can be enjoyed anytime of the year and are often for sale in Viennese coffee shops. They are said to have been created in the shape of the Turkish crescent moon symbolizing, the celebration of the victory of the Hungarian army over the Turkish in one of the many wars between the nations.These Crescent shaped almond cookies are baked in Germany and its very common in Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, and Slovakia as a part of the typical Christmas baking.

Austrian Almond Cookies, Vanillekipferl

Originally prepared with Walnuts, you can replace very well with almonds or hazelnuts and this cookies are traditionally flavored with a heavy dose of vanilla sugar. Unlike other pastries, this particularity of this cookies is difficult to bake. The dough used for this cookies may gets hardened which is quite very fragile to shape this fantastic cookies. If you are baking these cookies, keep in mind that your hands need to be patient to create the “kipferl”or the horse–shoe shape without breaking the biscuit. I seriously loved shaping this ultimate cookies and trust me these cookies are seriously addictive. This melt in mouth cookies is going to be a part of this month's blogging marathon.Am so happy that today am posting 22nd post of this Mega blogging marathon with A-Z Baking around the world as theme.

Vanillekipferl, Austrian Almond Cookies

Recipe Source: Here
2cups All purpose flour
1cup Almond meal
1cup Sugar
1 Egg yolk
150grams Cold butter
1pinch Salt
2tbsp Vanilla sugar
Icing sugar (for dusting)

Take the flour, almond meal, salt, vanilla sugar, sugar in a large bowl.

Add in the cold butter, egg yolk and mix everything well to form a soft dough.

Wrap the dough and arrange in fridge for an hour. Dust the kitchen top with flour, pinch small balls from the dough.

Vanillekipferl, Austrian Christmas Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Roll the dough and shape as crescents, put the shaped crescents on a baking sheet. Repeat the same process until the dough gets finished.

Bake for 12-15minutes. Remove the crescents carefully and dust them well with the icing sugar.

Let the cookies gets cool completely.
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vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The horse shoe shape looks fantastic..the color and the texture both look amazing in these cookies, beautiful choice for the alphabet.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

I am totally in love with all your cookies. This is another one that is calling out to me. Plus almond meal in the cookies is perfect!

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

These cookies look just too tempting. My bookmarked list is getting longer and longer.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

OMG... you baked with ease even though you mentioned these are difficult to bake. Awesome priya.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

OMG all these cookies are tempting me to bake them and I am sure my kids would love to have these as well.beautifully shaped cookies.

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Love the cute shape of these cookies. I have always love almond cookies. Bookmarked.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Those cookies are looking so cute Priya, I am sure this must have been a breeze to you..:)

Namratha said... Reply To This Comment

Beautifully shaped cookies! I was in awe when I came across these while making my list, I made Viennese Fingers instead and have saved to bake these for another time.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Cute looking almond cookies Priya. They look like they'll melt in the mouth. yummy!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Same pinch priya and we loved this in our house as well. My son kept sneaking in the kitchen to take a couple of these and run away. Lovely bake isn't it?

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Almond flavoured Cookies are always a Delight!! They look so cute .

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

there are many recipes with almonds in this mega marathon. Loved all those. Cute looking cookies.