Delicious vanilla crescent cookies with almonds and powdered sugar

Delicious vanilla crescent cookies with almonds and powdered sugar

Christmas cookies vanilla crescent with cinnamon and chocolate

Delicious vanilla crescent cookies with almonds and powdered sugar

Vanilla crescent cookies with almonds

These traditional crescent-shaped Christmas cookies are indispensable during Advent. These easy to prepare vanilla crescents taste delicious with the vanilla powdered sugar.

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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Pastries
Cuisine German recipes
Servings 6 persons
Calories 544 kcal



  • 250 g flour
  • 100 g almonds ground
  • 80 g powdered sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 180 g butter cold


  • 2 package Vanilla sugar
  • 40 g powdered sugar


  • Mix flour with almonds, powdered sugar and salt in a bowl.
  • Cut vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the pulp.
  • Mix butter in pieces with salt and vanilla pulp together.
  • Add the almond and flour mixture and knead into a smooth dough.
  • Wrap the dough in foil and chill for min. 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  • Divide dough into 3-4 parts and portionwise shape the chilled dough into small croissants.
  • Roll the dough into a roll and cut it into even pieces.
  • Then shape them into croissants.
  • Place the croissants on the baking tray and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Mix the powdered sugar with the vanilla sugar in a small bowl.
  • After baking, roll the vanilla crescents in the powdered sugar and let them cool on a wire rack.


For a nutty note, pistachios can be added to the dough (50 g almonds and 50 g pistachios).
The vanilla crescents can be coated with white icing instead of the classic powdered sugar topping.
The vanilla crescents keep well in a metal tin!


  • Bowl
  • Hand mixer with dough hook


Calories: 544kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 8gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 222mgPotassium: 170mgFiber: 3gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 750IUCalcium: 58mgIron: 3mg

* The nutritional values in this recipe are approximate and may differ slightly from the actual value.

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