Vanillekipferl - Almond Vanilla Crescents


Vanilla Kipferli



I've been trying out some new cookie recipes (many of them have been a total failure) this autumn, but I always and regularly go back to my tried ones like Orange Blossom cookies, or Melting Moments.
But my daughters' favourite ones are these: one, because they are simple (no jam, no large pieces of nuts or chocolate inside), and because they are sprinkled with sugar (yeah, they first lick all the sugar) or covered with the chocolate glaze (the little one has the cutest chocolate moustache). Whatever the reason, I've been baking these weekly for them, and I even have to hide them because my daughter would eat them all day long if I didn't.
They stay nice crunchy for days, I love to dip them in a glass of milk, or have a dozen in the morning with my coffee, or in the afternoon with a nice warm cup of tea. Or I just grab one every time I enter the kitchen (I guess I need to hide them from myself as well).
You could substitute the almonds for hazelnuts or coconut flakes if you like. But almonds are more neutral  and really leave more space for that pleasant vanilla flavour that I like in my cookies.
Have you been baking any cookies lately? What's your favourite recipe?



Vanilla Almond Kipferl

* 150 g all-purpose flour
* 50 g corn starch
* 100 g powdered sugar
* 50 g ground almonds
* a pinch of salt
* 100 g butter (softened)
* 2 egg yolks
* 1 vanilla bean

Sift together the flour, the corn starch, the salt, the sugar and the scraped vanilla seeds  Mix with the almond meal and add the butter as well. Rub the dry ingredients with butter to get coarse crumbs.
Add the yolks and knead just enough to bring all ingredients together.
(If you prefer, you can do all this in your food processor.)
Form a ball, wrap it with a piece of plastic wrap and keep in the fridge for 1 hour (not longer, or it will get too hard to work with).
Take the dough out of the fridge, divide it into 10 g pieces.
Form little rolls out of each piece of dough, about 1 cm thick and 4 cm long.
Form little crescents and place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for about 10 minutes, just until the edges start to brown.
Let them cool and then either dust them with powdered sugar or drizzle with chocolate glaze.





Kipferli alla vaniglia e mandorle

* 150 g di farina "00"
* 50 g di amido di mais 
* 50 g di farina di mandorle
* 100 g di zucchero a velo 
* un pizzico di sale
* 100 g di burro
* 2 tuorli d'uovo
* 1 bacello di vaniglia

Setacciate insieme la farina, l'amido, lo zucchero a velo, sale e la vaniglia.
Unite anche la farina di mandorle tritate e il burro morbido. Strofinate con le mani fino a ottenere delle briciole grossolane. Unite i due tuorli e impastate velocemente. Dovreste ottenere l'impasto liscio ed elastico. Formate una palla, avvolgetela con un pezzo di pellicola trasparente e lasciate riposare in frigo per 1 ora.
Togliete la pasta dal frigo e dividetela in pezzettini da 10 g.  Con ogni pezzettino formate un rotolo dello spessore di 1 cm e lungo 4 cm.
 Formate i biscottini, adagiateli su una placca da forno foderata con la carta da forno e cuoceteli nel forno preriscaldato a 180°C per circa 10 minuti (finché i bordi cominciano leggermente a dorare). Lasciateli raffreddare e poi decorate con la glassa al cioccolato oppure lo zucchero a velo.





Vanilin kiflice s bademima

* 150 g brašna
* 50 g škrobnog brašna
* 50 g mljevenih badema
* malo soli
* 100 g šećera u prahu
* 1 mahuna vanilije
* 100 g maslaca
* 2 žumanjka

Prosijte skupa obje vrste brašna, šećer u prahu, vaniliju i sol, umiješajte i mljevene bademe.
Dodajte maslac (neka stoji oko pola sata izvan hladnjaka), pa izmiješajte da dobijete krupnije mrvice.
Dodajte žumanjke i mijesite tek toliko da se sve poveže.
Ostavite 1 sat u hladnjaku.
Podijelite tijesto na komadiće od 10 g i oblikujte rolnice debljine 1 cm i duge 4 cm.
Slažite na lim pokriven papirom za pečenje.
Pecite u pećnici zagrijanoj na 180°C oko 10 minuta.
Ispečene i ohlađene kiflice i perece uvaljajte u šećer ili ukrasite čokoladnom glazurom.


Comments

  1. I know these cookies! We get them at the bakery. They are wonderful! I love how they look with the drizzled chocolate.

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  2. I have been thinking baking some Vanilla Kipfer...they are a wonderful x'mas cookie here. :-)

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  3. They are beautiful cookies! And I'll bet they taste just as good as they look!

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  4. ma sono deliziosi questi biscottini!! li segno da fare! ciao!

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  5. Dajana che bella ricetta! sono carinissimi da vedere questi biscottini, in tutte le versioni e devono anche essere buonissimi! Grazie per aver partecipato alla raccolta! un bacione.

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  6. Ooh, I wanna try these.

    Is there anything I can substitute for corn starch?

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  7. * Thanks, Michele, they are the simplest cookies but real good, and so easy to make.
    *Exactly, Angie, and Christmas is coming.
    *Absolutely, Cathy, thanks.
    *Grazie, Federica.
    *con piacere, Micaela. Spero di mandarti presto altre delle mie ricette preferite.

    *Sasha, can you get any other type of starch (potato, for example)? Or simply use specific flour for cookies (for the whole amount 150g +50g).

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  8. golosissimi i tuoi biscotti!!!!!!

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  9. Dajo, prekrasne su ti. Dobro si me podsjetila imam sličan recept još od moje mame.

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  10. Davvero belli questi biscottini!!Hai fatto qualche ordine al negozio?

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  11. These are just darling! They look like little boomerangs! My kids would love these as well! :D

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  12. Svidja mi se,deca će voleti,praviću,a i dekorativno je!

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  13. ooohh..they look awesome!! no wonder your daughter likes them sooo much!

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  14. I've made something very similar to these! they are sooo good! I love how you made some in the shape of a pretzel! beautiful. I have favorite cookies but none that I've made....they're store bought LOL

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  15. They look so cute and delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. proprio ora che sono nel mio periodo biscottifero potrei mai farmi scappare questi? mai!!! ricetta segnata ;)
    bacioni
    Fiorella

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  18. What awesome looking cookies. I love a nice simple cookie, but I also love a chock full of stuff cookie as well. Heh.

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  19. Delicious!!! Can't wait to try for the holidays Thank you for sharing your recipe :)


    Have a Awesome Day ~


    http://foodcreate.com Thank you !!!!

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  20. Gorgeous! and I bet they taste divine. Send me some over here :)

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  21. This is just the way I like cookies....Simple and flavorful. I love these cookies. I can see why your daughter does too. YUM!

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  22. Caspita che buoni!
    Bucano lo scermo,peccato che sia solo un modo di dire perchè ero pronta ad accapararmeli :P

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  23. I luv these cookies! I have a similar recipe, but I like the way you shaped them and the chocolate drizzle. I'm so doing this next time. Beautiful!

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  24. Bellissimi biscotti alle mandorle: una ricetta semplice, che mi sono subito appuntata. Grazie! A presto,
    Sabrine

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  25. Holy Cow, those look good... I could really use a couple with my morning coffee... Oh yeah!

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  26. Yum!! My son is a little picky about stuff in his cookies too... he'd LOVE these!

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