Vanillekipferl are normally in a crescent shape. These irresistible shortbread cookies are vanilla flavoured and made with almond and hazelbut meals. Easy to make AND easy to devour. Seriously. You can’t eat just one. I’ll challenge you :)
Traditionally from Germany, I adapted my Vanillekipferl into a bite shape so the kids can help to prepare.
All year round delicious Vanillekipferl Treat!
Buttery and nutty, there are only a few steps to make the recipe. Generally, I make a few batches during the holiday seasons but any time of the year, you’ll enjoy them!
There is almond and hazelnut meal in it and you can make it almond only or just hazelnut if you wish. De-li-cious either way!
The sweetness of life…
On Friday, I saw on the internet a funny card saying “Wohoo it’s Friday! Oh wait… I’m a mother”. I really made smile and realize how true it is. As much as I love my kids and spending time with them, weekends are definitely not the same restful weekends we used to have before parenthood. With 2 kids of 1 and 3, weekends are made of endless laundry, folding clothing, cleaning, groceries… And each Monday, with a teacher from the day care, we joke how my weekend is actually starting the Monday morning in my office with my coffee!
But you know what? I would not trade my life for anything, This is all worth it and as for the tiredness, add a little sweetness with those vanilla shortbread bites!
So buttery and nutty in your mouth, you can NOT eat just one!
Enjoy and have a wonderful week!
I highly recommend making my recipes using a scale but for your convenience I have also converted the recipe using this website.
Vanillekipferl, Vanilla Shortbread Bites
- 3/4 cup Almond powder 50g
- 3/4 cup Hazelnut powder 50g
- 2 1/4 cup Flour 250g
- 1/4 cup Sugar + a cup 50g
- 1 pinch of salt
- a little less than 1/2 cup Soft Butter, (cut in cube packed) 200g
- 2 egg yolks large
- 1 tbsp Vanilla powder
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients: almond and hazelnut powders, flour, sugar and salt. Mix well.
- Add the butter previously cut in pieces and then the egg yolks.
- Add the vanilla extract.
- Mix it and work the dough so it becomes a ball and the ingredients are mixed together and hold. It will not look smooth.
- Shape it as you wish. I found that making little balls is easier as it is very fragile when it comes out of the oven.
- Bake it in a warm oven at 345F for about 10-12 minutes.
- Let it cool down and toss it in the cup of sugar that you have previously mix with the vanilla powder.
Edit (May 2014): Sorry for the mistake in the recipe, I have written aveline powder but aveline is in French and I was so sure you could say it in English too! It is hazelnut! Silly me.
I buy hazelnut and put them in the food processor. No need to peel them.