Getting ready for Christmas

One day before Christmas Eve I've finally managed to make a batch of Vanillekipferl, the traditional German Christmas cookies everyone soooo loves *heehee*

For all of those who want to try... here's the recipe again (slightly modified for New Zealand ingredients)...

400g butter
560g flour
120g sugar
200g ground almonds
4 teaspoons of vanilla essence (equals 120g vanilla sugar or 4 packages of vanillin sugar in Germany)

* knead the dough until all the ingredients are combined
* roll out little mountain-shaped Kipferl as shown in the picture above
* bake for 15 to 20mins in the oven at 180°C until golden yellow
* let Kipferl cool down, then roll in a mix of icing and vanilla sugar
* enjoy :-)


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