Homemade Vanillekipferl
  • 200 grams ( = 7.05 ounces) soft butter (leave at room temperature til soft, do not heat in a microwave)
  • 100 grams sugar (1 cup US = 225 gram, so you need a little less than half a cup)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 300 grams all purpose flour (2 cups) can be substituted with whole grain flour
  • 50 grams ground hazelnuts (about 0.5 cup)
  • 50 grams ground almonds (about 0.5 cup)
  • Icing sugar and vanilla sugar to dip the still warm Vanillekipferl in
  1. Combine all ingredients and mix into a dough, I let the KitchenAid Stand Mixer do this. It will be scramble at first but as the butter works in more it forms into a nice dough. Put the dough in a plastic bag or wrap and refrigerate for at least half an hour.
  2. Take the dough out from the fridge and knead small pieces till it softens a bit again and then form rolls that are approximately half an inch thick. Cut the rolls into 2 inch pieces, and bend the pieces into the shape of a semicircle (just like a croissant).
  3. Bake by 400F for about 10 -15 minutes.
  4. While still warm dip them in a mixture of icing sugar with vanilla sugar.
Recipe by Northern Homestead at https://northernhomestead.com/homemade-vanillekipferl/