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German Vanilla Crescent Cookies
German Vanilla Crescent Cookies
Cook Time
10 mins

German Vanilla Crescent Cookies - tender, melt-in-your-mouth, buttery cookies with ground walnuts.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Keyword: german vanilla crescent cookies
Author: Kitchen Nostalgia
  • 350 g (2 3/4 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 200 g (16 Tbsp; 1 cup minus 2 Tbsp) cold unsalted butter
  • 80 g (6 Tbsp) granulated sugar
  • 100 g (3/4 cup) ground walnuts
  • 1 egg white
  • 100 g (1 cup) powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla sugar
  1. To make German Vanilla Crescent Cookies, place flour, butter, granulated sugar, ground walnuts and the egg white in a bowl of your food processor (you can also mix ingredients by hand or using hand mixer). Pulse until the mixture resembles large crumbs.

  2. Turn the mixture onto the floured surface and knead the dough until it comes together. Shape it into a log and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill the log in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  3. Roll small piece of dough into a 3 inch rope and shape it into a crescent. Repeat with remaining dough. Place on an ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 175 C (375 F) for 10 minutes. Cookies should not turn brown.
  4. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar mixed with vanilla sugar while cookies are still warm. Store them in an air tight container.