“Vanillekipferl” (Austrian small horn-shaped biscuits made with almond and hazelnut pastry and sprinkled with vanilla sugar)

These delicious brittle biscuits have been a family favourite ever since I was a kid. Up to this day we still haven´t found a recipe where the Kipferl stay in shape and don´t break into pieces but that is part of the fun and so not relevant as they are fingerlickingly tasty!

Ingredients:

250g flour (I use wholewheat)

50 g ground almonds

50 g ground hazelnuts (you can use almonds only)

200g butter

2 egg yokes

50 g sugar (white or brown)

Vanilla sugar (for sprinkling)

Knead above ingredients (without the vanilla sugar) into a dough. Leave dough in fridge for ca. 1 hour.

Make little roles from the dough (5-7cm) which you bend into “croissant” shapes.

Place ca. 10 minutes in the middle shelf of pre-heated oven at 190°C.

Sprinkle generously with vanilla sugar while still hot.

Guten Appetit!

Elke