Here is a very easy recipe for a traditional German Christmas cookie called Vanille Kipferl. Yes something with Vanilla – that was not hard to figure out.
See! German is easy. Now let’s bake…

250 grams of flour (Mehl)
210 grams of butter (Butter)
100 grams of ground almonds (gemahlene Mandeln)
80 grams of sugar (Zucker)
2 packages of vanilla sugar (Vanillezucker)
powdered sugar (Puderzucker)

Mix everything together to a nice dough and put it into the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Form the dough into rolls with an approximate diameter of 4 cm. Then cut into slices approx. 1 – 2 cm thick. Form the „Kipferl“ out of these slices. They usually look like half moons – that’s about the shape. Do not put them too tightly together on a sheet of baking paper. Bake in a convection oven at 175 ° C for approx. 20 minutes. When the Kipferl start to tan, they are good.

Let the Kipferl cool for about 3-5 minutes. Then powder them with the powdered sugar. Let cool some more before you move them