Half Moon Vanillas on German Christmas Kekse

German Christmas Kekse

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Half Moon Vanillas

German: Vanillekipferl

  1. You need vanilla pods for the real thing

  2. Flour work surface
  3. Slice the vanilla pods open and scrape out the soft centre
  4. Mix the vanilla with flour, ground almonds, sugar, and chilled butter shavings
  5. Knead on work surface to a smooth dough
  6. Form dough into 1 inch rolls
  7. Wrap in plastic wrap and everything goes into the refrigerator (for at least 12 hours)

  8. Preheat the oven 325F (275F fan assisted)
  9. Line baking sheets with baking paper
  10. Cut rolls in 1/3 inch slices
  11. Form each slice into a half moon shape and place onto sheets
  12. Bake on middle shelf for 12 minutes until very lightly golden
  13. Remove cookies on baking paper from baking sheet
  14. Dust the warm cookies in powdered sugar or coat in vanilla sugar
  15. Leave to cool, store in tin and enjoy after 3 weeks

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Cut rolls and form each slice into a half moon shape 
Bake on middle shelf for 12 minutes until very lightly golden 
Dust the warm cookies in powdered sugar or coat in vanilla sugar

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