Saturday, January 3, 2009

Vanilla Kipfel

These are xmas to me. Forget everything else. We didn't really have a traditional dinner at our place when I was a kid for xmas, we'd have some great tasting stuff usually a roladen or sauerbraten or if it was really hot we'd have schnitzel and a potato salad. I did love going to my Nana and Opa's place and consuming vaste amounts of food, but most of all you'd catch me in a corner with my brothers eating these guys.

At xmas time these days as I'm not usually there to celebrate anymore, Nana sends me a bunch of cookies in the mail, usuaully gingerbread, coconut macaroons and vanilla kipfel. These don't really make the huge trip accross the ocean, and so I end up with a bag of delicious crumbs, that I consume within a week. I love those parcels.

These guys are basically a shortbread made with ground almond meal as well as flour. They are shaped into cresents and baked, and then while they are still hot from the oven, you dust them with icing sugar which also has vanilla sugar in it. These are amazingly good. At least to me.... and my brothers.... and husband...and friends...

3 comments:

rhonalala said...

Yum! Those cookies look so delicious. Looks like a nice and easy recipe also, which is a serious bonus.

rhid said...

Thanks Rhonalala they are scrumptious cookies, but they are never as good when I baked them as when I get them in a package despite the fact that they are basically crumbs by the time I get them!

Anonymous said...

Would love to know your recipe. My grandma made them every year at Christmas too. So, so yummy!!

w_bommer@yahoo.com if you'd like to share. Thanks!!