Vanilla Crescent Cookies 12-15 minutes

Story Behind The Recipe

These gems are very famous in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Croatia (maybe other countries too). I first had them during Christmas holidays! They were actually made for the festivities… I came across the vanilla crescent baking tray and I happily bought it, thinking it will be quite easy to use, it wasn't. I showed the form to my friend and she said you don't need it, they aren’t that hard to make. Of course I had to give it a go. And she was so right! Remember: your ingredients should be at room temperature.


  • 125 gms butter (I used the salted one)
  • 100 gms caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 100 gms ground almonds
  • 200 gms white flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 4 sachets vanilla sugar
  • 50 gms icing sugar


I used the hand held mixer, beat the butter and the sugar, once mixed add in one vanilla sugar sachet and the rest of the ingredients except for the icing sugar. Use your hands and knead to shape into a ball. Roll out the dough to the thickness of a baguette (3”). Wrap the roll in a cling film and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Remove from the fridge, cut into small slices, roll on the counter to 4” long and 1” width then shape into a crescent. Place them on Crusty Non Stick baking tray or a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake on the middle rack for 12 – 15 minutes. Depending on your oven and the size of the crescents. Leave them on a cooling tray, in the meantime mix the icing sugar and the remaining vanilla sugar sachets, pour it in a tea strainer and sift over the warm cookies (I sifted mine in a container). Leave to cool completely! And let the festivities begin ;-)

Preparation Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Number of Servings 8-10
Dish Types desserts
Conditions(health check)