We usually head down to South Carolina for Christmas and I’m always in charge of baking our Christmas cookies. Over the years, I have experimented with some recipes, but this year I’m happy I have narrowed down our favorites.
Here is a list of my Christmas Cookies:
Vanillekipferl (Almond Cresents)
2 cups flour
1 cup ground almonds or walnuts
1/3 cup sugar
1 package vanilla sugar or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup cold butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 package vanilla sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Blend flour, sugar, almonds, and vanilla. Cut in cold butter and work quickly into a smooth dough. Shape into small balls about 1 inch in diameter or into crescents. Bake for 20 – 23 minutes. Adjust the baking time depending on size of cookie. Let cool completely and roll into topping.